All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean.
British Swimming has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for British Swimming are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport globally.
The anti-doping rules of British Swimming are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time.
If you are a member
of British Swimming, Swim England, Scottish
Swimming or Swim Wales then
the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate
at. You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.
Anti-Doping Rule Violations
Breaking the anti-doping rules can result in a ban from all sport. The Code outlines the Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). Athletes and athlete support personnel need to make sure they are fully aware of these violations, and the consequences of breaking them. For more information and what this means for those individuals, click here.
For information on individuals serving a ban from sport, visit UKAD’s sanction page on their website.
The Prohibited List
Athletes are solely responsible for what is in their system, regardless of how it got there, or if there was an intention to cheat or not. Therefore athletes must check their medication status in relation to the Prohibited List regularly.
The Prohibited List outlines the substances and methods which are used in sport, however it does not outline which medications these substances are found in. Therefore we advise athletes to regularly check their medication via Globaldro.com
Any queries regarding the 2022 Prohibited List Changes, please contact Jane Smith
- UKAD 2022 Major Changes to Prohibited List
- WADA 2022 Prohibited List
- WADA 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes
- WADA Monitoring Programme