Water Chill Factor

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noun - The water chill factor is the perceived temperature felt on the exposed skin of an open water swimmer or triathlete due to water temperature, air temperature, humidity, wind speed, amount of sunshine, cloud cover, level of exhaustion, and thickness of swimwear and head coverings. It incorporates heat transfer theory and heat loss from the body to its surroundings.


The water chill factor was so low that the swimmers decided to wear a neoprene cap.


First used by Steven Munatones circa 2005 at the FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

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