The activities shown below are to compare swimming vs sitting, please select one from the list comparing calories burned Swimming vs sitting. Each activity in the list of Swimming vs sitting can be scaled by duration and your weight, using our free calculator, to give a personalised estimate of the calories burned, for calories burned swimming and calories burned sitting.

Based on the the list below comparing swimming vs sitting activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 703 Calories for one hour of swimming and 147 Calories for one hour of sitting

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 603 Calories for one hour of swimming and 126 Calories for one hour of sitting.

From our list of swimming vs sitting activities, the highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by swimming, butterfly, general. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 948 Calories while an average woman in one hour burns 813 Calories.

The swimming vs sitting activity with the lowest calories burnt is sitting quietly, sitting smoking, listening to music (not talking or reading), watching a movie in a theatre, which for an average man in one hour burns 86 Calories, and for an average woman burns 74 Calories.

The burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity, in this case swimming vs sitting, and how long you are swimming vs sitting for. To personalise the burned calories, click on one of the swimming vs sitting activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories burned Swimming vs sitting.




Calculator - Calories Burned Swimming vs sitting

Calories Burned in one hour of swimming vs sitting for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
swimming, butterfly, general - calories burned  M=948 kcal, F=813 kcal.
swimming, crawl, fast (75 yards/ minute), vigorous effort - calories burned  M=948 kcal, F=813 kcal.
swimming laps, freestyle, fast, vigorous effort - calories burned  M=862 kcal, F=739 kcal.
swimming, breaststroke, general - calories burned  M=862 kcal, F=739 kcal.
swimming, treading water, fast vigorous effort - calories burned  M=862 kcal, F=739 kcal.
swimming, crawl, slow (50 yards/ minute), moderate or light effort - calories burned  M=689 kcal, F=591 kcal.
swimming, sidestroke, general - calories burned  M=689 kcal, F=591 kcal.
swimming, synchronized - calories burned  M=689 kcal, F=591 kcal.
swimming laps, freestyle, slow, moderate or light effort - calories burned  M=603 kcal, F=518 kcal.
swimming, backstroke, general - calories burned  M=603 kcal, F=518 kcal.
swimming, lake, ocean, river - calories burned  M=517 kcal, F=444 kcal.
swimming, leisurely, not lap swimming, general - calories burned  M=517 kcal, F=444 kcal.
swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general - calories burned  M=345 kcal, F=296 kcal.
sitting, child care, only active periods - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
sitting; moderate (heavy levers, riding mower/ forklift, crane operation) teaching stretching or yoga - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
sitting - playing with child( ren) light, only active periods - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
camping involving standing, walking or sitting, light- to- moderate effort - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
sitting, playing an instrument at church - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
child care: sitting/ kneeling - dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding, occasional lifting of child- light effort, general - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
sitting - moderate work - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
fishing from boat, sitting - calories burned  M=215 kcal, F=185 kcal.
cooking or food preparation - standing or sitting or in general (not broken into stand/ walk components), manual appliance - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
dressing, undressing (standing or sitting) - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
grooming (washing, shaving, brushing teeth, urinating, washing hands, putting on make- up), sitting or standing - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
fishing, ice, sitting - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
police, driving a squad car (sitting) - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
guitar, classical, folk (sitting ) - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
flute (sitting) - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
sitting - arts and crafts, moderate effort - calories burned  M=172 kcal, F=148 kcal.
sitting - writing, desk work, typing - calories burned  M=155 kcal, F=133 kcal.
sitting - studying, general, including reading and/ or writing - calories burned  M=155 kcal, F=133 kcal.
sitting - in class, general, including note- taking or class discussion - calories burned  M=155 kcal, F=133 kcal.
sitting in church, talking or singing, attending a ceremony, sitting, active participation - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - meeting, general, and/ or with talking involved - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - light office work, in general - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - knitting, sewing, lt. wrapping (presents) - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - card playing, playing board games - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - arts and crafts, light effort - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
retreat/ family reunion activities involving sitting, relaxing, talking, eating - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting at a sporting event, spectator - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - light office work, general (chemistry lab work, light use of hand tools, watch repair or micro- assembly, light assembly/ repair), sitting, reading, driving at work - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting meetings, general, and/ or with talking involved, eatting at a business meeting - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - talking or talking on the phone - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
bathing (sitting) - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
eating (sitting) - calories burned  M=129 kcal, F=111 kcal.
sitting - reading, book, newspaper, etc. - calories burned  M=112 kcal, F=96 kcal.
sitting, reading religious materials at home - calories burned  M=112 kcal, F=96 kcal.
police, riding in a squad car (sitting) - calories burned  M=112 kcal, F=96 kcal.
sitting quietly, sitting smoking, listening to music (not talking or reading), watching a movie in a theatre - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.
taking medication, sitting or standing - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.
sitting quietly and watching television - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.
sitting on toilet - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.
sitting in church, in service, attending a ceremony, sitting quietly - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.
whirlpool, sitting - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.
having hair or nails done by someone else, sitting - calories burned  M=86 kcal, F=74 kcal.




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