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Wetsuit Buoyancy


I'm a relative newcomer to this fantastic sport. I did a sprint tri last summer, and this year i've signed up for more and a couple of duathlons.

I recently bought a wetsuit, but i'm worried about the buoyancy of it. It's an Aquasphere suit with TLN construction, however it's only 1mm thick.

I think this will be fine when it comes to keeping me warm enough, but will it give me enough buoyancy?




  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    There is only one way to find out,most swimming pools if asked first tend to allow you to practice in a wet suit.Body buoyancy depends on various factors,a person with more body fat is more buoyant than a muscular one,your swimming style may be cramped due to the tightness of the suit etc .
  • TRIrishTRIrish Posts: 2
    Thanks jon.E.

    I might have to go when nobody else is around. I might get some strange looks otherwise!
  • bennybenny Posts: 1,314
    Hey Trirish,

    you're a triathlete, so you should be used to strange looks.

    Maybe those looks will change when you fly by them in your suit[image]http://forum.220magazine.com/micons/m8.gif[/image]!!!
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