Calories Burned Swimming Calculator
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The calories burnt are given below in the following analysis for a variety of swimming activities covering different intensities and descriptions. The swimming activities range from the highest calorie burn from 'swimming, butterfly, general' which burns 595 calories in 30 minutes through to the activity 'swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general' which has the lowest calorie burn of 151 calories in 30 minutes, for a typical adult weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg).
The amount of calories burnt from swimming, or indeed any activity, is based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the duration. Each swimming activity listed at the end of this page can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of number of calories burned using our free calculator.
Calorie Score and Calorie Rank for Swimming
At dietandfitnesstoday we have a new proprietary concept of a Calories Burned Score© and Calories Burned Rank©. The calorie score is to give an indication of the percentage of the total maximum calorie burn possible from the different swimming activities. The calorie rank is the rank of the activity compared with all other 800 activities in our database to give an indication of the percentage of activities which have a higher or lower calorie burn. A rank of 1 means it is the highest ranking activity in terms or calorie burn and a rank of 100 means it is the activity with the lowest carlorie burn compared with all other activities.
Calories Burned, Score and Rank for Swimming, synchronized
Swimming, synchronized is a typical level of intensity for swimming and can be used as a general representative approximate measure for calories burnt by swimming. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) burns 345 Calories, while an average woman weighing 163 pounds (74 kg), in 30 minutes burns 296 Calories.
It has a Calorie Burned Score© of 32.7 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 32.7 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calorie Burned Rank© of 45 out of 100 ie it is in the top 45 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 108 activities that have a higher calorie burn than swimming, synchronized
This level of 345 calories burnt by an average man swimming, synchronized is equivalent to 0.6 Big Macs, 1.2 snickers bar, 2.9 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 1.2 cheeseburgers, 1.2 slices of pizza or 0.9 large blueberry muffins. For an average female burning 296 calories is equivalent to 0.5 Big Macs, 1.1 snickers bar, 2.5 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 1.0 cheeseburgers, 1.0 slices of pizza or 0.8 large blueberry muffins.
To answer the question how many pounds will I lose swimming? Taking this example of swimming, synchronized in 30 minutes, a typical man would lose a minimum of 0.05 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.04 pounds.
Swimming Activity with the Highest Calorie Burn
The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by swimming, butterfly, general. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man burns 595 Calories, while an average woman in 30 minutes burns 510 Calories.
This activity of swimming, butterfly, general has a Calories Burned Score© of 58.7 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 58.7 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 13 out of 100 ie it is in the top 13 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 16 activities that have a higher calorie burn than swimming, butterfly, general
Since this level of activity is in the top 15% of all activities it is not advised to attempt this level of activity if you are just starting out on a new fitness regime. In fact this level of intensity may be beyond all but the highest levels of fitness.
Swimming Activity with the Lowest Calorie Burn
The swimming activity with the lowest calories burnt is swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general, which for an average man in 30 minutes burns 151 Calories, and for an average woman burns 129 Calories.
This activity of swimming, butterfly, general has a Calories Burned Score© of 12.4 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 12.4 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 80 out of 100 ie it is in the top 80 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 488 activities that have a higher calorie burn than swimming, treading water, moderate effort, general
Average Calories Burned by Swimming
Based on the the list of 16 swimming activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 328 Calories for 30 minutes of swimming. The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 282 Calories for 30 minutes of swimming.
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