The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.
Click here to visit WADA's website for further information (including the up-to-date Prohibition Lists)
Registered Testing Pool
The Medical & Anti-Doping Commission (MADC), a sub-committee of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC), has established specific criteria for athletes to be placed on the Registered Testing Pool (RTP). This criteria was approved by the CIOC in May 2012.
In summary, an athlete who is 14 years and over who is eligible to represent the Cayman Islands at an International event will be added to the RTP list. For more information please click here to view the full MADC Registered Testing Pool Criteria
CIASA has submitted a list of swimmers to the MADC who meet the criteria and the MADC will notify swimmers of their selection. This does not This does not mean that all swimmers on the list will be automatically tested. Tests will be conducted randomly over the year and a selection will be done at any time.
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Athletes taking medication that is on the Prohibited Substance list may be granted Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) which provides the athlete with authorisation to take the required medicine.
To check if your medication is on the Prohibited List and for information about the TUE process, please visit the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) website: http://www.wada-ama.org/en/science-medicine/tue/
The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) also provides information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List. Global Dro provides information on products sold in the UK, Canada and US.
Nutrition & Health Advice When Competing Overseas
Swimmers are the Ferraris of the pool.....highly tuned bodies which need correct fueling and refueling.
Health and nutrition are particularly important when swimmers are competing overseas and need to be at their peak performance. Please click here for a guide to medical and nutritional matters when competing abroad.
General Nutrition Information
Whilst training on a day to day basis, an easy to understand guide (in iBook form too) can be found here
Here's an interesting piece on Maintaining Nutrition Goals Over Xmas.
Maybe a bit optimistic but worth the read
WADA 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods