Nutrition for Swimmers

Latest nutrition talks:

Click here to access a copy of the presentation on nutritional needs for competition and for a weekly training cycle given to swimmers and parents recently by Elaine Bo a Sports Nutritionist who works with the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Links to nutritional information provided by Elaine as part of her presentation are:





Drugs and Other Prohibited Substances

Sports Integrity Australia is a government statutory authority. Its focus is policy development, intelligence, investigations (primarily of doping cases), and education, outreach and capability building. The agency is also Australia’s National Anti-Doping Organisation.

All Surrey Park Members are required to comply with the Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy in Swimming Australia’s National Integrity Framework which is posted on Swimming Australia’s website

The Prohibited List is managed and updated annually by the Word Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), coming into effect on 1 January of each year. It is the athlete’s responsibility to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use. This can be done through the Global DRO website, alternatively there is a free Sport Integrity App which can be downloaded to your phone.

Sports Integrity Australia cautions athletes about the use of sports supplements as the contents can vary from batch to batch and may include (or be contaminated with) prohibited substances. Athletes who take supplements are at risk of committing an inadvertent anti-doping violation.

It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the rules and to know what is going in their body at all times. This is called the Strict Liability Principle: athletes are held responsible for anything found in their bodies, regardless of how it got there. You can’t blame someone else, even your Doctor.