As of December 1st, 2016, all Swimming Victoria events hosted at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre will have increased security and new regulations about access to competition areas. Throughout the duration of events, only accredited personnel will be permitted access to the competition pool. We also ask that all coaches, officials and team managers possess and carry with them a valid Working With Children check.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2017 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2017. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has also noted an increase in the number of supplements which contain the prohibited substances Higenamine and DMBA. It's important for all swimmers to be aware of these changes.