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Carding & Anti-Doping

2018-2020 Sport Ireland Carding Criteria:

2018-2020 Swim Ireland Carding Policy


General Anti-Doping Information

For the most up to date and relevant Anti-Doping Information, please refer to the Irish Sports Council website.


This provides current information regarding every aspect of Anti-Doping, including Education; Medicines/TUE’s; Testing Procedures; Youth Zone; Available Resources; Coach Specific Information and Contact Details.

Swim Ireland’s policy is that doping is contrary to the spirit of sport and every member has a duty to ensure that the sport is free of doping.

Membership of Swim Ireland means that all swimmers may be chosen for testing. Your membership of Swim Ireland commits you to agreeing to testing and in the case of a Child (U/18) the prior written consent of the parent or guardian is required via the initial membership process at Club level, or at selection for competition or through competition entry forms.

All club personnel have a responsibility to ensure that club members are aware of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules and that there is an atmosphere supporting a drug free sport within the club. A complete copy of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules is available through Swim Ireland.

Once you join Swim Ireland and enter a competition you are accepting the fact that you could be drug tested. To reassure parents of younger graded swimmers, the reality at the moment is that drug testing only occurs at national level events. However all parents should be aware of the possibility of the swimmers being tested and what regulations are in operation.


If you have any queries on Anti-Doping, the contact details for the Anti-Doping Officer of Swim Ireland is:

Niamh O’Sullivan

Tel: 01-6251127
Email: hp@swimireland.ie

The Irish Sports Council Anti-Doping Unit can be contacted at:
Anti Doping Unit
Irish Sports Council
Top Floor, Block A
Westend Office Park
Dublin 15

Tel: 00353 1 8608800