By Katia Hetter, 11/09/2012, www.cnn.com
Professional water polo player Tony Azevedo, who serves as captain of the men’s U.S. National Water Polo Team and has competed in three Olympics, travels more than 90 days a year.
Azevedo plays for a Croatian team during the professional water polo season (from August through May), flying commercial all over Europe. During the summer, he trains with Team USA and travels around the world for tournaments.
“The only equipment we need to take are caps, and the team usually takes these (or gives them to the youngest team members to transport),” he wrote in an e-mail from the road. “We are all in charge of bringing our own robes, sandals, suits and any other gear we need.”
“I wear my Intelliskin shirt and pants to help with posture and circulation, and then any team gear that I have chosen for the trip (as captain),” writes Azevedo, who doesn’t check his baggage. He also makes sure to bring his fully loaded iPad, headphones and a neck pillow.