Doping Control rules are in place for all athletes. Doping Control takes place during competitions and with no-advance-notice (Out-of-Competition testing). Individuals attending major competitions are subject to drug testing regardless of whether or not they are a National Team member, an Olympian or a first place finisher. In addition, all USA Swimming athletes are eligible for out of competition testing.
All athletes are responsible for any substance that goes into their eye, nose, mouth, ears or skin. Doping Control rules can be confusing for athletes, coaches and parents, and it is critical that any questions/concerns be clarified. For more information about USA Swimming's policies, athlete medications, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and more please use the following link: