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 calories 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.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Swimming

411



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.
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 time in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 pounds
MET value of Swimming: 4.8
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Swimming for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 4.8 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 206 kcal

With 30 minutes of with Swimming you burn 206 kcal.