IN order for athletes to become and remain compliant they must make themselves available for out-of-competition testing. All athletes are required to submit whereabouts to the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission, according to Christopher Thompson, the doping control education and testing co-ordinator for the BADC.

Thompson said some athletes are entered into a general, national and/or registered testing pool, but all athletes that fall into these pools are subjected to out-of-competition testing. Also all athletes must undergo an educational session with the BADC.

BADC requires the registration of all national, international and collegiate athletes. Testing is done from the age of 15 and up. Athletes under the age of 17 are not typically required to submit whereabouts, however notice would be given in the event that they are.

The E-Platform can be accessed by signing up on www.bahamasadc.org/adel.

Educational sessions can we arranged individually or by groups. Please feel free to contact the office to assist in setting up sessions with your administrators, physicians, coaches, athletes and parents.

In order to submit your whereabouts, send an email requesting an ADAMS account to info@bahamasadc.org. Otherwise resets can be provided to athletes who are unable to login. Whereabouts submissions are due by the 15th of each quarter.

Thompson said failure to submit will result in a whereabouts failure or missed tests.

He noted that three failures and/or three missed tests can and will constitute a ADRV with the BADC, which gives athletes a period of illegibility for a period of 1-2 years.

For more information, persons can feel free to call or stop by the office at the Betty K Kenning Aquatics Centre. Thompson can be contacted at 325-2632/2 or 823-2866, email – cthompson@bahamasadc.org or fax 823-2866.