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Tony Azevedo Offers Clinic in Tacoma

Tacoma’s Puget Sound Polo Club will host Tony Azevedo’s Water Polo Clinic on Sunday, January 29, at Curtis High School, in University Place. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and costs $150. It is available to both male and female high school athletes.

Azevedo is regarded as the top water polo player in the world. He has been a member of Team USA since he was 18 years old and was a member of Olympic Teams in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). Tony will appear in his fourth Olympics this summer at the London Games. A four-time collegiate player of the year (2001-04), he set the school-record for scoring as a Stanford Cardinal with 332 goals. While still in college, Men's Journal named Tony the world's seventh-best athlete in 2003. Since graduating from Stanford, he has been named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Player of the Year three times and is currently playing professional water polo in Montenegro.

Also appearing with Azevedo will be Jake Kinne, a native Oregonian who played collegiate water polo at Long Beach State, and professionally in Europe. Kinne now coaches high school water polo in Oregon.

This is a great opportunity for high school athletes to train with and learn from two of the best water polo players in the world. Clinics like this are rarely available in the area, and usually require the time and expense of traveling to California.