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 2015 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2015.
It is important to familiarise yourself with the List to ensure you are ready for the change.
The change of most interest to many athletes is to pseudoephedrine, a substance commonly used to treat nasal and sinus congestion. WADA has removed pseudoephedrine from the 2014 Monitoring Program and it will remain on the Prohibited List. For athletes this means pseudoephedrine concentrations found in urine above 150 microgram per millilitre are prohibited in--competition in all sports.
Medications that contain pseudoephedrine like Sudafed, Codral, etc. must be ceased 24 hours prior to competition.
Other changes for 2015 seek to provide greater clarity to the List, with the majority of amendments being of a technical nature, including re-categorising and improving the terminology of existing substances and methods.Check Your Substances tool on the ASADA website to find out the status of Australian medications. Check your Substances will be updated to reflect the 2015 changes on 19 December 2014.
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)