Aquaman Triathlon is the manufacturer of high quality Triathlon Wetsuits. Aquaman began manufacturing triathlon wetsuits in 1984 and has been the leader in innovation in the triathlon field ever since. The man behind the Aquaman is Xavier MÉRIAN, who “invented” the first triathlon wetsuit. This is his story:
“When I was 6 years old in the 60’s, I had my first hands on experience with wetsuit. My father used an old sheet of nneopreneto make me a wetsuit for swimming. I still remember the look of the nneoprenebeing cut into shape and the smell of glue in our kitchen. I was interested to see all the stages of the process: measuring me to make the pattern, cutting the nneoprene gluing and put together the different parts.
In order to put on the wetsuit, I had to use baby powder to make it slippery since there was no textile on the inside and the nneoprenewas very stiff. But the important thing was that I could start swimming in the ocean without being cold.
In 1976 when the first Aquaman wetsuit made for scuba diving came out of our factory owned by my father. At that time we produced about 100 wetsuits just for scuba diving. Some of them where made by me.
At age 19, I was sent to England to work in the production line in the biggest maker of nneoprene I worked in all stages of making nneoprenelike the extrusion, cooking, cutting the sheets and laminating them. At that time I didn’t know how useful that experience would be when i would work in collaboration today, with the manufacturer of neopren for the making of Triathlon wetsuits.
In 1983, I discovered Triathlon and with the lack of wetsuits in that sport the idea started popping into my head. Soon I started working on this new project and in 1984 the first Triathlon wetsuit was made in the Aquaman factory in France. That year Aquaman started the foundation of the technique to make wetsuits that are used around the world today. 20 years later, Aquaman is making the best Triathlon wetsuit in the world.“
Aquaman Makes Wetsuits For:
- scuba diving