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Bioprener

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Australian bioprener John van Wisse added kilograms of bioprene for his 3-way swim attempt of the English Channel

noun - A bioprener is an open water swimmer who swims and trains without a wetsuit, any form of neoprene, and can generally withstand relatively cold water temperatures in the open water.

Bioprene[edit]

Bioprene is an alternative term for the layer of hypodermis on the human body, also called subcutaneous tissue. It is mainly used for fat storage and a natural means to help tolerate cold water by open water swimmers.

Origin[edit]

  • bio + neoprene or polychloroprene, a synthetic rubber that is used for wetsuits.
  • Neoprene is the DuPont trade name for its brand of polychloroprene.
  • The term was first coined by Steven Munatones in 2011.

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