RLSSA supports the Australian Sports Anti Doping Agency (ASADA) Pure Performance in Sport Charter with ASADA being present at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships each year.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the World Anti-Doping Code 2011 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2011.
There are some very important changes that athletes and support personnel need to be aware of including:
1. The addition of a new section on "non-approved substances"
2. The removal of platelet-derived preparations (commonly referred to as PRP)
3. Removal of the obligation for athletes to file a Declaration of Use for specific substances that are not prohibited a modification to the classification of methylhexanamine.
The 2012 Prohibited Substances and Methods list has been released on the ASADA website - visit http://www.asada.gov.au/substances/index.html for further information.
Please ensure you are familiar with the A008 RLSSA Anti-Doping Policy which is used at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships.
For further education regarding Anti-Doping in sport, please visit the ASADA e-learning Pure Performance online http://www.asada.gov.au/education/individuals.html. There is a range of e-learning activities as well as vodcasts and anti-doping advice.
If you are unsure of the status of your medication, vitamins or supplements please visit Check Your Substances https://checksubstances.asada.gov.au/ or call the Anti-Doping hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)