Beyond the Pool

Tony is passionate about elevating and expanding the sport of water polo. He has founded or joined three key organizations that build the sport both in the USA and internationally.

Tony is partnering with Cardinal Education, a globally renowned education consulting company, in his efforts to mentor the next wave of great water polo players. Like Tony, Cardinal Education takes a holistic approach in emphasizing character development to transform students’ lives. Working with clients both in the United States and throughout the world, Cardinal Education specializes in college consulting to guide students on their path to success.

One-on-one Mentoring Program

Tony founded Azevedo Water Polo together with his father and sister. The company works to organize customized water polo training programs in Italy and Montenegro for both teams and individuals. These training trips expose young American players to high-level play. Participants assimilate into another culture, and learn how to embrace water polo from a global perspective.


The Aquatic Games is an Olympic-style youth tournament (13U & 11U boys & girls) created by 5-Time Olympian & Silver Medalist Tony Azevedo.

The event brings together teams from across the globe and is designed to inspire the next generation of great water polo players. The Games offer ample opportunity for elite top-level play, but go a step beyond other youth tournaments by providing a fun, festive atmosphere complete with an Opening Ceremonies, interactive workshops, on-deck entertainment and a medal/trophy awards finale.


Tony co-founded this non-profit together with former player and lawyer Alessandro Oliveiro. The WPO is an independent international association whose members include an international group of current athletes, former players and amateurs. The WPO seeks to increase the solidarity of water polo players around the globe, and supports players with a legal network regarding international water polo contracts.