Rights and responsibilities of Athletes


To be knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules.

- Know the anti-doping rules and stick to them!


To be knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules.

- Be available for testing.

To inform medical personnel of your obligation not to use prohibited substances and prohibited methods and taking responsibility to ensure that any medical treatment does not violate anti- doping policies and rules.

- Tell doctors and medics that you are an athlete and cannot use banned substances and/or methods. Check all medication does not contain a banned substance before you take it. Ask for help if you are unsure.

To disclose to your National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) and FINA any decision made by an Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) that is not a Code Signatory relating to committing an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) within the previous ten years.

- Tell your NADO or FINA if you have committed an ADRV in the last 10 years

To take responsibility for what you ingest and use

- Your body, your responsibility.

To cooperate with ADOs investigating ADRVs.

- Help with an anti-doping investigation when asked to.

To disclose the identity of your athlete support personnel to any ADO with authority over you that requests it.

- Share information about those who support you (coach, physiotherapist, doctor) if asked


Rights and responsibilities of Athlete Support Personnel’s and Other Persons


Be knowledgeable of and comply with all anti-doping policies and rules which are applicable to you or the athletes you support.

Use your influence on athlete values and behavior to foster anti-doping attitudes.


Cooperate with the athlete testing program.

Disclose to FINA and your National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO any decision by a non-Signatory that you have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) within the previous ten years.

Cooperate with Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) investigating ADRVs.

Source: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (wada-ama.org)