Blog: Anti-doping education for Australia’s Rescue 2016 squad
In the lead up to the Lifesaving World Championships—Rescue 2016, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) visited the Australian Life Saving Team camp on the Sunshine Coast to present and engage with athletes on the topic of anti-doping.
The feedback received was extremely positive with the sport and participants agreeing that the session was one of the best and most engaging sessions the sport has facilitated on this topic.
The 90 minute education session with the team, covered topics such as the 2015 World Anti‑Doping Code requirements, the doping control procedure, supplements, as well as running our new presentation on the values of sport and ethical decision making.
The squad found it interesting to see the variety of ways their teammates would tackle an ethical decision if they came face-to-face with it in their career. The presentation allowed them to examine their own values and principles and under what circumstances would they place one value above another and why.
After the session, we interviewed a number of squad members about their first test experience and what were their views on supplements in sport.
Earlier this year ASADA Education held a trade stand at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at North Kirra Beach, Queensland. This provided athletes, parents and support personnel with the opportunity to ask our anti-doping officers questions about anti-doping in sport. Take a look.
The 2016 Lifesaving World Championships will be held in the Netherlands in September 2016 and will include an Australian squad made up of the best surf and pool lifesavers from around the country.
Our best wishes go to the Australian team for 2016.