How many calories do you burn with Swimming?
Swimming in this calculation refers to swimming laps or lengths (50 meters) using breaststroke at a regular speed (about 30 laps of a 50-metre pool per hour).
Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 411 kilocalories per hour with Swimming. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Swimming or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.
Swimming Calorie Calculator
Burned calories (KCAL)
with Swimming
Swimming
How many calories you burn when swimming has a lot to do with which stroke you use. Calculate how many calories you burn with each different stroke: Breast stroke, Backstroke, Freestyle or Butterfly.
Calories burned with Swimming (weight: 180 lbs)
MET | 15 min. | 30 min. | 45 min. | 60 min. | |
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Swimming | 4.8 | 103 | 206 | 309 | 411 |
Swimming - Backstroke | 5.6 | 120 | 240 | 360 | 480 |
Swimming - Breaststroke | 4.8 | 103 | 206 | 309 | 411 |
Swimming - Butterfly stroke | 11 | 236 | 472 | 707 | 943 |
Swimming - Front Crawl | 7.4 | 159 | 317 | 476 | 634 |
Swimming Freestyle | 7.4 | 159 | 317 | 476 | 634 |
How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Swimming?
This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Swimming. The MET value of Swimming = 4.8. We multiply the MET value with the person\'s body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the duration in minutes.
A person weighs: 180 lbs
MET value of Swimming: 4.8
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Swimming for 30 minutes is as follows:
(180/2.20462) * 4.8 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 206
30 minutes of Swimming burns 206 kcal.