Anti-doping

Whereabouts & RTP

World Aquatics has established a World Aquatics Registered Testing Pool of those Athletes who are required to provide whereabouts information It is the responsibility of each Athlete in the World Aquatics Registered Testing Pool to:

  • (a) advise World Aquatics 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.

World Aquatics 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 World Aquatics Registered Testing Pool (RTP).
  2. The middle level includes athletes from whom limited whereabouts information is required. This corresponds to the World Aquatics Testing Pool (TP)
  3. The bottom level includes athletes from whom no whereabouts are required. This actually corresponds mainly to in-competition testing.

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:

  1.  Athletes included in the World Aquatics Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or in the World Aquatics Testing Pool (TP) (if any); and
  2.  Athletes during their participation in Competitions organized by World Aquatics, as published on the World Aquatics Competitions calendar on its website (http://www.fina.org/calendar), with the exception of Junior, Youth, U16, U18, U20 and Masters competitions. Such Athletes shall be considered as International-Level Athletes starting three months prior to the concerned Competition and until the end of the corresponding calendar year.

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

World Aquatics RTP World Aquatics TP
Mailing address
Yes
Yes
Email address
Yes
Yes
Overnight accomodation
Yes
Yes
Competition
Yes
Yes
Regular Activity
Training/Working/Others
Training
Travelling Schedules
Yes
No
60-Min Time Slot
Yes
No
Failure to comply
Filing Failure/Missed Test
Move to RTP
Deadline to submit Quarter 1
15 December
15 December
Deadline to submit Quarter 2
15 March
15 March
Deadline to submit Quarter 3
15 June
15 June
Deadline to submit Quarter 4
15 September
15 September

ADAMS

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
Tutorial videos are available in English and French on youtube:

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