The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) provides for a range of information and interactive education possibilities.


FINA Doping Control Rules are compiled in accordance with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

The 2015 World Anti-Doping Code works in conjunction with 5 International Standards including:

In order to help the athletes understand their anti-doping rights and responsibilities, WADA has published an Athlete Reference Guide  to the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

This guide provides an explanation of athletes’ roles and responsibilities, details of what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation, information on the Prohibited List and supplements, and details on matters ranging from the ‘Whereabouts’ rule to Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), amongst other topics.



Parents' Guide to Support Clean Sport

An anti-doping reference guide/booklet for parents seeking more information to ensure healthy athletic development and prevent the use of performance enhancing substances. This resource is relevant to parents of all levels of athletes from beginner to elite.

Parents play a key role in forming athletes’ attitudes to doping and athletes often turn to them for advice. Topics such as healthy sport cultures, nutrition, the risks of supplements, and doping risk factors are outlined, and links to websites where parents can find further useful information are suggested.

Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA)

ALPHA’s effectiveness can be measured through the provision of information, whereby knowledge is measured through pre- and post-tests, and pre- and post-tests that measure all predictions of doping intention. This includes self-efficacy, subjective norms, perceived control, beliefs and willingness. The measurement of effectiveness will allow for evaluation and, therefore, the program’s continuous improvement.

Once a pre-test is complete, the learner is then taken through a short introduction explaining the learning process.

The first six sessions included in the program are based on the same structure. A motivational scenario is presented, placing the learner in a position where he/she has to help a teammate solve a problem. The learner is then provided with material such as a tutorial and other information/resources, and a moral reasoning activity. This allows the learner to help his/her teammates, by explaining the “how” and “why” of the solution.

The six sessions are:

• Ethical Reasons not to Dope
• Medical Reasons not to Dope
• The Doping Control Process
• Rights and Responsibilities
• TUEs
• Whereabouts

The final two sessions of the program concentrate on providing athletes with positive solutions to enhance performance, and ways to identify risk factors. The use of video messages from the WADA Athlete Committee members is expected to have a strong impact, as it is a use of peer-to-peer education. The message does not emanate from authorities, but from fellow experienced athletes.

With booster sessions proven to increase effectiveness, a reminder will be sent by email six months after the completion of the program.

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CoachTrue Programme

FINA is pleased to present the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) CoachTrue Programme. In order to meet the coaches’ learning needs and their demanding schedule, WADA has launched CoachTrue, a computer-based, self-teaching anti-doping tool.

 CoachTrue’s elite-level module has the following features:

- Pre-Test: An evaluation of the coach’s current knowledge 
- Tutorials: A series of presentations with voice-overs that provide essential information on the following topics:

1. Health consequences of doping
2. Coach’s accountability
3. Results management
4. Therapeutic use exemptions
5. Whereabouts
6. Decision-making

- Scenario-Based Activities: A practical application of acquired knowledge to likely real-life scenarios
- Who Wants to Play True: A fun way for coaches to test their knowledge on anti-doping issues
- Post-Test & Certification: Once coaches have completed all required learning steps, including a final assessment (post-test), they receive a certificate of participation.

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Video about athlete rights and responsibilities in the doping control process 

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