Last update - 21st May 2014

The 13 activities below are based on the general description of Swimming, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'swimming, butterfly, general' to 'swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent swimming, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Swimming activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

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

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

The mean calories burned per minute of swimming, based on the list of 13 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 12 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 10 Calories per minute.

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 activity with the lowest calories burnt is swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general, which for an average man in one hour burns 345 Calories, and for an average woman burns 296 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned Swimming.




Swimming per Hour - Energy Burned Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of swimming for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
swimming laps, freestyle, fast, vigorous effort - calories  Male=862 kcal, Female=739 kcal.
swimming laps, freestyle, slow, moderate or light effort - calories  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
swimming, backstroke, general - calories  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
swimming, breaststroke, general - calories  Male=862 kcal, Female=739 kcal.
swimming, butterfly, general - calories  Male=948 kcal, Female=813 kcal.
swimming, crawl, fast (75 yards/ minute), vigorous effort - calories  Male=948 kcal, Female=813 kcal.
swimming, crawl, slow (50 yards/ minute), moderate or light effort - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
swimming, lake, ocean, river - calories  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
swimming, leisurely, not lap swimming, general - calories  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
swimming, sidestroke, general - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
swimming, synchronized - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
swimming, treading water, fast vigorous effort - calories  Male=862 kcal, Female=739 kcal.
swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.



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