Wetsuited and Buoyant
noun - Wetsuited and Buoyant is the wetsuit category for solo swimmers and relays at the Cold Half 15 km extreme winter marathon swim in Hong Kong Island. The category allows use of wetsuits and neoprene swim caps in the event. There is also a non=wetsuit category that is called Naturally Ocean for those who do not use wetsuits or neoprene swim caps.
The channel swimmer was not confident of his abilities to swim in cold water, so he elected to swim in the Wetsuited and Buoyant category at the Cold Half.
Doug Woodring coined this term circa 2013.