Medical Declaration Forms

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Medical declaration forms must be completed in order to compete in a range of situations. Read on to find out more.

Q.   Who Needs a Medical Declaration Form?

A. Anyone representing Great Britain or their Home Country internationally or competing in a British Swimming the ASA, SASA or WASA National event (all disciplines, excluding masters) and taking medication whether prescribed by a Doctor or purchased from a pharmacy or other retail outlet is also required to declare these details to British Swimming by completing a Medication Declaration Form. (Please note a new medical declaration form MUST be completed annually even if the medication prescribed has not been altered or if no medication is being taken and whenever the medication is changed)

Q.  For What Purpose is this Information Required?

A. The reason advance notification is necessary is in order to determine if any Athlete needs a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) as without one an Athlete who is tested runs the risk of receiving a positive doping test. This is of concern as British Swimming has overall responsibility for regulating doping control in all the disciplines of the sport of swimming.

The form is available through the ASA Renewals Department -

For more information regarding the Medical Declaration Form click here

Medication in competing - whether prescribed by a doctor or purchased from a pharmacy or other retail outlet - includes supplements such as vitamins, Creatine and Echinacea, along with anything that you may apply to your skin or agents such as eye drops, ear drops, nasal sprays and inhalers. It is vitally important you declare everything.