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 with the goal of revolutionizing the sport of water polo. The company encompasses Tony’s Athlete Development System, his skill Combine, data-driven App, Clinics, The Aquatic Games, International Training Trips and more.


The Aquatic Games is an Olympic-style youth tournament (13U & 11U) 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, clinics, educational series & Olympian feedback.


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.