Gold medal prospect Isaac Cooper will miss the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games for disciplinary reasons related to the “use of medication”, Swimming Australia says.
SA made the announcement on Wednesday, with the 18-year-old to be sent home from the pre-Games training camp in France.
Cooper had been set to make his Games debut in four events – the 50m and 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle.
“Cooper has been sent home from the Dolphins training camp following some wellbeing challenges, including the use of medication,” SA said in a statement.
“He has acknowledged his mistakes and accepted the consequences, and Swimming Australia will continue to support him as he addresses these challenges.
“The welfare of our athletes remains our absolute priority.
“Swimming Australia is vigilant in educating athletes of their obligations under the National Integrity Framework and will continue to provide all necessary support to ensure they uphold the highest standards and behaviours when representing Australia.”
An SA spokesperson said Cooper did not want to comment on the issue.
SA also announced on Wednesday that para-swimmer Tim Disken will miss the Games due to injury following a recent bout of surgery.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games start on 28 July.