As per DC 5.5.1, FINA has established a FINA Registered Testing Pool of those Athletes who are required to provide whereabouts information in the manner specified in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations and who shall be subject to Consequences for DC 2.4 violations as provided in DC 10.3.2. FINA shall coordinate with National Anti-Doping Organisations to identify such Athletes and to collect their whereabouts information. As per DC 5.5.4, and in accordance with the International Standard for Testing and Investigations, it is the responsibility of each Athlete in the FINA Registered Testing Pool to:

(a)    advise FINA of his or her whereabouts on a quarterly basis; update that information as necessary so that it remains accurate and complete at all times;
(b)    make himself or herself available for Testing at such whereabouts. 

FINA has identified in its Test Distribution Plan (TDP) three levels of athletes of a pyramid whereabouts model in accordance with WADA Guidelines.

1. The top level includes athletes for whom the greatest amount of whereabouts is required. This top level corresponds to the FINA Registered Testing Pool (RTP).
2. The middle level includes athletes from whom limited whereabouts information is required. This corresponds to the FINA Testing Pool (TP)
3. The bottom level includes athletes from whom no whereabouts are required. This actually corresponds mainly to in-competition testing.

You will find below a table that summarize which information must be provided by the athletes:

Mailing Address Yes Yes
Email address Yes Yes
Overnight Accommodation Yes Yes
Competition Yes Yes
Regular Activities Training / Working / Others Training
Travelling Schedules Yes No
60-Min Time Slot Yes No
Failure to comply as per DC 2.4 Filing Failure / Missed Test Move to RTP
Deadline to submit Quarter 1 15 December 2021 15 December 2021
Deadline to submit Quarter 2 15 March 2022 15 March 2022
Deadline to submit Quarter 3 15 June 2022 15 June 2022
Deadline to submit Quarter 4 15 September 2022 15 September 2022


Definition of International-level athlete

Within the overall pool of Athletes set out above who are bound by and required to comply with these Anti-Doping Rules, the following Athletes shall be considered to be International-Level Athletes for purposes of these Anti-Doping Rules, and therefore the specific provisions in these Anti-Doping Rules applicable to International-Level Athletes (e.g. Testing, TUEs, whereabouts information, Results Management, and appeals) shall apply to such Athletes:

a)    Athletes included in the FINA Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or in the FINA Testing Pool (TP) (if any); or

b)    Athletes during their participation in the following Competitions; or

-       FINA Swimming World Cups
-       FINA World Championships
-       FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)
-       FINA World Junior Swimming Championships
-       FINA Champions Swim Series
-       FINA Swimming World Cups
-       FINA Diving Grand Prix
-       FINA Diving World Series
-       FINA Diving World Cups
-       FINA World Junior Diving Championships
-       FINA High Diving World Cups
-       FINA Artistic Swimming World Series
-       FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships
-       FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
-       FINA World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships
-       FINA Marathon Swim World Series
-       FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series
-       FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier
-       FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships
-       FINA World Under 16 Water Polo Cups
-       FINA Water Polo World Cups
-       FINA Water Polo World League
-       FINA Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
-       FINA Water Polo World Youth Championships
-       FINA Water Polo Challengers Cups
-       FINA Water Polo World Junior Championships
-       FINA World Masters Championships

c)     Athletes during their participation in any other Competition from the FINA Calendar, excluding the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games and the Competitions from the Non-FINA Calendar. The FINA Calendar is available on the FINA website (http://www.fina.org/calendar).

The Web-based functionality ADAMS allows athletes to comply with the whereabouts rules of their sport by entering their information from anywhere in the world. Additionally, ADAMS supports the delegation of this responsibility to an authorized representative such as team manager, agent or other third party. Athletes can also modify their whereabouts through the use of SMS messaging to ADAMS. The system is available in various languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Dutch, German, Japanese, etc.).

Athlete's information form on ADAMS

Athlete can login into ADAMS and find some help on:


Tutorial videos are available in English and French on youtube: