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How many calories do I burn swimming?

How many calories do I burn swimming?

You can burn 215-765 calories in 30 minutes of swimming.

It depends on how much you weigh and if you’re swimming at a leisurely or moderate pace. Below is an estimate of how many calories you can burn swimming for 30 minutes.

Swimming (leisurely pace)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 215 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 285 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 430 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 500 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 575 calories in 30 minutes.

Swimming laps (moderate pace)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 285 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 380 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 475 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 570 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 670 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 765 calories in 30 minutes.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.

Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute



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