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Anti Doping

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 for further information.

Further information about the new Prohibited List can be found on the ASADA ( and WADA ( websites.

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 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 or call the Anti-Doping hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)