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NCAA Swim Committee Recommends Daily Drug Testing At Championships -- October 10, 1998

The NCAA Swimming and Diving Committee voted to recommend that random drug testing be conducted daily during the NCAA Championships in addition to the post-championship testing that is currently administered.

The proposed procedure, which will be forwarded to the NCAA Executive Committee, would require the event winner and another competitor selected at random to be tested after their final performance of the day during the NCAA Championships.

The committee's action is in response to concerns expressed from the coaching community at the NCAA Division I Championships last March. The committee hopes that the proposed daily testing will increase the likelihood of detecting substances that leave the body quickly, such as androstenedione.