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Anti-Doping in Swimming


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UK Anti-Doping have released an app called Clean Sport – 100% Me to help parents and swimmers understand their responsibilities with regards to doping.

It can be downloaded on the App Store and on Google Play.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is responsible for overseeing clean sport in the UK. UKAD work to prevent, deter and detect doping in sport, and prosecute those who fail to adhere to the UK anti-doping rules. UKAD work with a range of partners, including our National Governing Body, British Swimming, to keep sport clean from banned substances and methods.

Anti-doping is about ensuring all athletes have available to them the knowledge, behaviours and resources to prevent an anti-doping rule violation and protect the integrity of sport.

The policy of Strict Liability means that you are responsible for any banned substance found in your system, no matter how it got there or whether or not you had an intention to cheat.

Clean sport needs you to play your part. Ensure you always train and compete cleanly, follow the anti-doping rules and remember the principle of strict liability at all times.

If you are competing in the UK, no matter what level you are, you can be tested in-competition and out-of-competition.

If you break any one of the eight anti-doping rules, you could be excluded from taking part in any future sporting event and have your results from previous competitions nullified.

Doping is a serious offence and can result in more than just disqualifications in swimming – UKAD has the power to prosecute in the Courts and shares information with the National Crime Agency.