The 2013 Triathlon Wetsuit Performance Test

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 30, 2013
  • Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 3:36 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Aqua Sphere Pursuit SL


Efficiency testing: The swimmer with poorer hip position was very efficient in this suit, which beat out four of the full-sleeve options. The naturally efficient swimmer, however, saw a modest improvement to her distance per stroke.

Fit & flexibility: Medium-sized bodies are the best match for this sleeveless suit. Its arm openings felt “equally tight” to the Zoot sleeveless, but one tester found the Pursuit to be more comfortable because the cuff is wider. Like most sleeveless suits, this one lacks any spring or extra propulsion. While testers didn’t feel an added boost from the suit, both found it to be exceptionally comfortable in the water. For pure comfort and a natural swim stroke, this suit is hard to beat.

Balanced swimmer
Race pace DPS: +6%
Average DPS: +4%

Power swimmer
Race pace DPS: +19%
Average DPS: +19%

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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