Illicit Drugs in Sport

Illicit Drugs in Sport

The key messages of the Swimming Australia Illicit Drugs in Sport program include:

  • Illicit drug use is illegal and harmful to your health
  • Illicit drug use can affect your sporting performance
  • Illicit drug use can affect your reputation and career
  • Illicit drug use can impact on the community who support you
  • Swimming is a sport for life and participating in swimming supports a healthy lifestyle

Swimming Australia will continue to align itself with these important messages via the education of it's stakeholders, and through community awareness activities at major swimming events.


List of Prohibited Illicit Drugs

Illicit Drugs Fact Sheets

IDIS Ambassador Poster #1

IDIS Ambassador Poster #2

NEW Being a Club Champion – A swimmer’s guide to alcohol and other drugs

Contact Information

IDIS website
Ph: 02 6210 6000 

Illicit drugs and support services website.

‘Train the Trainer’ Resources (IDIS & Club Championships Programs)

Swimming Australian in conjunction with experienced Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) educators (Karina Hickey and Annie Bleeker) have developed a ‘Train the Trainer’ package to compliment the key learning outcomes of both theIllicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) and Club Champions programs. These programs, aimed to enlist sporting organisations and sports people to reduce the levels of binge drinking and illicit drug use in the community. Information is provided on the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the functioning of the body and mind and also on the ability to train and compete at an optimal level.

Training manuals and powerpoint presentations for two different levels have been developed and are available for download:

The resource booklet: Being a Club Champion – A swimmer’s guide to alcohol and other drugs should accompany any workshops as a handout.

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