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Drugs and Other Prohibited Substances

All Surrey Park Members are required to comply with Swimming Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy which can be found on the Swimming Australia website www.swimming.org.au.

Sports Integrity Australia is a government statutory authority. Its focus is policy development, intelligence, investigations (primarily of doping cases), and education, outreach and capability building. The agency is also Australia's National Anti-Doping Organisation.

The Prohibited List is managed and updated annually by the Word Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), coming into effect on 1 January of each year. It is the athlete’s responsibility to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use. This can be done through the Global DRO website www.globaldro.com, alternatively there is a free Sport Integrity App which can be downloaded to your phone.

Sports Integrity Australia cautions athletes about the use of sports supplements as the contents can vary from batch to batch and may include (or be contaminated with) prohibited substances. Athletes who take supplements are at risk of committing an inadvertent anti-doping violation. Swimming Australia’s Sports Supplement Policy can also be found on the Swimming Australia’s Anti-Doping webpage.

It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the rules and to know what is going in their body at all times. This is called the Strict Liability Principle: athletes are held responsible for anything found in their bodies, regardless of how it got there. You can’t blame someone else, even your Doctor.