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noun - the act(s) or action of an Aquapreneur who is an owner, visionary, executive or manager of a business enterprise in the aquatics world, striving to earn a living and/or make money through risk and initiative.

The term is based on a combination of aquatics + entrepreneur, originally a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon. Entrepreneur in English is a term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome.

Jean-Baptiste Say, a French economist, is believed to have coined the word "entrepreneur" in the 19th century - he defined an entrepreneur as "one who undertakes an enterprise, especially a contractor, acting as intermediatory between capital and labour".

From the Open Water Swimming Dictionary: Aquapreneur (noun): An enterprising, creative individual business person who makes a living from provides services or products to the open water swimming world. The aquapreneur started a business by taking swimmers on week-long expedition swims.

Origin: Gary Emich circa 2006 popularized the term Aquapreneur. Based on aqua first known use in Middle English, from Latin in 14th century; see akw - in Indo-European roots + from entreprendre to undertake from old French in 1852.


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