| Thursday, February 2, 2017
TESTING POOL CRITERIA:
Once an athlete has met the criteria to be added to the Registered Testing Pool for USADA or FINA they remain in the Registered Testing Pool until they no longer meet the established criteria, or they officially retire. Athletes will receive notification from USA Swimming and USADA when they are added to, or removed from, the Registered Testing Pool
Visit USADA's website for detailed information regarding reporting requirements, Whereabouts Failures, and additional information.
RETURNING FROM RETIREMENT
Please be informed that all former world-ranked swimmers, and athletes who were subject to out-of-competition doping control and officially retired, who would like to come out of retirement to return to competition (domestic or international), must subject themselves to the FINA, WADA and USADA out-of-competition doping control programs for a period of six months before they can compete in ANY USA Swimming sanctioned or FINA sanctioned competition. This includes local competitions all the way up through National competitions (including meets with a dual sanction from Masters and USA Swimming).
If you are aware of any swimmers who are in this situation, please advise them to contact our Athlete Services Director, Stacy Michael-Miller, to obtain the information necessary to comply with this requirement.