Please click the links below to access resources and support material.
- Beyond the Black Line
- Anti-Doping and Supplement Information
Beyond the Black Line is more than an online resource. It’s a conversation starter to encourage the entire community to get behind our young swimmers. It’s a commitment that goes past a few extra cheers along the way.
BTBL focuses on sharing life experiences with young swimmers, facing the physical and emotional highs and lows of growing up. At the heart of this, are online videos and face-to-face workshops featuring past and present Australian Dolphins.
It’s all about openly talking things through and creating the right sport and life balance. So we can all continue to be the best we can be – both in and out of the pool.
It is the personal responsibility of all athletes to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use.
World Anti-Doping Agency 2018 Prohibited List, this comes into effect on 1 January 2018
Click here to access Swimming Australia's Anti-Doping Policies.
Click here for ASADA Supplements Information
Swimming Victoria's Supplement Information: Decision Tree Poster - Is it Safe? Is it Legal? Will it work for me?
Risks Associated with Supplement use Information Sheet
Caffeine and Junior Swimmers - What you need to know
Almost one Australian athlete tests positive from a supplement every month. Typically, these are not athletes at the elite level, who have the guidance of dieticians and strong support teams, but younger athletes or those at levels which have less support.
Historically, ASADA’s advice to athletes has always been to simply not take any supplements, however, evidence shows that many athletes still use them – either of their own accord, or under the guidance of their support personnel. To help ensure athletes do not take high-risk supplements, ASADA has recently launched the ASADA Clean Sport mobile and tablet app.
The App can also be used to report doping, check if a medication is banned in sport, give ASADA feedback on testing missions, and complete online education modules.