**This unique swimming calories burned calculator is designed to estimate the number of calories expended during aquatic exercise. **

A **150-pound individual** swimming freestyle at a moderate pace for 30 minutes might burn approximately **223 calories**. But the same person engaging in vigorous** butterfly strokes** for the same duration could potentially incinerate up to **409 calories**.

## Swimming Calories Burned Calculator

Weight (kg) | Swim Style | Intensity | Duration (min) | Distance (meters) | Calories Burned |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

65 | Freestyle | Moderate | 45 | 1500 | 282 |

80 | Butterfly | Vigorous | 30 | 1000 | 392 |

70 | Breaststroke | Moderate | 60 | 1800 | 371 |

90 | Backstroke | Leisurely | 40 | 1200 | 288 |

75 | Sidestroke | Moderate | 50 | 1300 | 313 |

85 | Freestyle | Vigorous | 30 | 1200 | 396 |

95 | Butterfly | Moderate | 45 | 1600 | 404 |

60 | Breaststroke | Vigorous | 30 | 900 | 270 |

78 | Backstroke | Moderate | 50 | 1400 | 350 |

88 | Sidestroke | Leisurely | 60 | 1000 | 330 |

72 | Freestyle | Moderate | 40 | 1500 | 322 |

82 | Butterfly | Vigorous | 35 | 1100 | 385 |

76.5 | Breaststroke | Moderate | 55 | 1700 | 366 |

68.5 | Backstroke | Vigorous | 45 | 1300 | 410 |

74.5 | Sidestroke | Moderate | 50 | 1200 | 300 |

## Swimming Calories Burned Formula

The formula for calculating **calories burned while swimming** is:

**Calories Burned = MET value × Weight (kg) × Duration (hours)**

Where:

**MET**(Metabolic Equivalent of Task) represents the**energy cost**of physical activities.**Weight**is the individual’s body mass in kilograms.**Duration**is the time spent swimming in hours.

**For example, let’s consider a 70 kg person swimming breaststroke (MET value of 5.3) for 45 minutes:**

`Calories Burned = 5.3 × 70 × (45/60) ≈ `**309 calories**

## How to Calculate Calories Burned While Swimming?

To determine the calories burned during a swimming session:

**Identify the MET value**for your specific swimming style and intensity.**Convert your weight**to kilograms (if necessary).**Calculate the duration**of your swim in hours.**Apply the formula**mentioned above.

A **180-pound (81.6 kg)** individual swimming backstroke (MET value of 4.8) for 1 hour would burn:

`Calories Burned = 4.8 × 81.6 × 1 ≈ `**392 calories**

## Calories Burned Swimming vs Running

Activity | Intensity | Calories Burned |
---|---|---|

Swimming (Freestyle) | Moderate | ~550 |

Swimming (Freestyle) | Vigorous | ~750 |

Running | 5 mph (8 km/h) | ~600 |

Running | 8 mph (13 km/h) | ~900 |

### Swimming Calorie Burn

**Freestyle (Front Crawl)**:- Moderate pace: ~500-600 calories/hour
- Vigorous pace: ~700-800 calories/hour

**Breaststroke**:- Moderate pace: ~400-500 calories/hour
- Vigorous pace: ~600-700 calories/hour

**Butterfly**:- Due to its intensity, butterfly typically burns the most calories
- Can exceed 800-900 calories/hour for a vigorous swimmer

### Running Calorie Burn

**Jogging (5 mph / 8 km/h)**: ~500-600 calories/hour**Running (8 mph / 13 km/h)**: ~800-1000 calories/hour**Sprinting (12 mph / 19 km/h)**: Can exceed 1200 calories/hour, but is not sustainable for long periods

## How Many Calories Burned Swimming 1000 Meters?

On average, a person weighing 70 kg (154 lbs) might burn between **250-400 calories** swimming this distance.

The number of **calories burned** swimming **1000 meters** depends on several factors, including the swimmer’s **weight**, **stroke efficiency**, and **intensity**.

For example, let’s consider a 70 kg person swimming freestyle at a moderate pace (MET value of 5.8):

**Calories Burned** = 5.8 × 70 × (Time in hours)

Assuming it takes this person **25 minutes** (0.417 hours) to swim 1000 meters:

**Calories Burned** = 5.8 × 70 × 0.417 ≈ **169 calories**

When the same person swims vigorously (MET value of 9.8), they could burn:

**Calories Burned** = 9.8 × 70 × 0.417 ≈ **286 calories**

## How many Calories Does an Hour of Swimming Burn?

An hour of swimming can burn anywhere from **400 to 900 calories**.

Consider a person weighing **80 kg** (176 lbs) swimming for one hour:

- Leisurely swimming (MET 6.0):
**Calories Burned**= 6.0 × 80 × 1 =**480 calories** - Moderate freestyle (MET 5.8):
**Calories Burned**= 5.8 × 80 × 1 =**464 calories** - Vigorous freestyle (MET 9.8):
**Calories Burned**= 9.8 × 80 × 1 =**784 calories** - Butterfly stroke (MET 13.8):
**Calories Burned**= 13.8 × 80 × 1 =**1,104 calories**

The calorie burn can more than double depending on the intensity and stroke chosen. The butterfly stroke, being the most demanding, burns the most calories, while a leisurely swim burns fewer but is more sustainable for longer periods.

## How Many Calories Burned Swimming 1KM in 30 Minutes?

Swimming **1 km in 30 minutes** represents a moderate to vigorous pace for most swimmers. The calorie burn for this activity will depend on the swimmer’s **weight**, **stroke efficiency**, and the specific stroke used.

Let’s consider an example of a **75 kg** (165 lbs) person swimming freestyle at a vigorous pace (MET 9.8) for **30 minutes**:

**Calories Burned** = 9.8 × 75 × 0.5 ≈ **368 calories**

If the same person were swimming at a moderate pace (MET 5.8), the calculation would be:

**Calories Burned** = 5.8 × 75 × 0.5 ≈ **218 calories**

## How Many Calories Burned Swimming 500 Meters?

Let’s consider an example using a **70 kg** (154 lbs) person swimming freestyle at a moderate pace (MET 5.8). Assuming it takes them **15 minutes** to complete **500 meters**:

**Calories Burned** = 5.8 × 70 × (15/60) ≈ **101 calories**

The same person swims more vigorously (MET 9.8) and completes the distance in **10 minutes**:

**Calories Burned** = 9.8 × 70 × (10/60) ≈ **114 calories**

## How Many Calories Burned Swimming 300 Meters?

A ** 65 kg** (143 lbs) person swimming breaststroke at a moderate pace (MET

**). Assuming it takes them**

*5.3***to complete**

*8 minutes***:**

*300 meters**Calories Burned* = *5.3* × *65* × (***8/60**) ≈ *46 calories*

If the same person swims freestyle at a vigorous pace (MET ***9.8**) and completes the distance in ** 6 minutes**:

*Calories Burned* = *9.8* × *65* × (**6/60**) ≈ *64 calories*

Swimming ** 300 meters** is a shorter distance that can be completed relatively quickly by most swimmers. The calorie burn for this distance will be lower than longer swims but still provides a good workout.

## How many calories do you burn swimming for 30 minutes?

On average, a ** 30-minute swim** can burn anywhere from

**400 calories or more.**

*200 to*The number of calories burned swimming for ** 30 minutes** can vary widely based on factors such as intensity, stroke choice, and body weight.

Let’s break this down with an example using a person weighing ** 75 kg** (165 lbs):

- Leisurely pace (MET
):*6.0*=*Calories Burned*×*6.0*× (*75***0.5**) =*225 calories* - Moderate freestyle (MET
):*5.8*≈*Calories Burned**218 calories* - Vigorous freestyle (MET
):*9.8*≈*Calories Burned**368 calories* - Butterfly stroke (MET
):*13.8*≈*Calories Burned**518 calories*

## How long do you have to swim to burn 500 calories?

Generally, it can take anywhere from ** 30 minutes to over an hour** to burn

**swimming.**

*500 calories*The time required to burn ** 500 calories** through swimming depends on several factors including weight, stroke efficiency, chosen stroke, and intensity of the swim.

A person weighing ** 70 kg** (154 lbs):

- Swimming vigorously (MET
): Time ≈*9.8**44 minutes* - Swimming at a moderate pace (MET
*5.*: Time ≈*74 minutes* - Swimming butterfly (MET
*13.*: Time ≈*31 minutes*

## How many *calories* are burned swimming 1 mile?

Swimming a mile is approximately *1,609 meters* or *1.*61 kilometers and can burn a substantial number of *calories*.

Let’s consider an example using a person weighing *80 kg* (176 lbs) swimming freestyle:

At a moderate pace (MET

5.: Calories Burned ≈309 caloriesAt a vigorous pace (MET

9.: Calories Burned ≈392 caloriesUsing butterfly stroke (MET

13.: Calories Burned ≈644 calories

## References

- Ainsworth BE, et al. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2011;43(8):1575-1581. https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2011/08000/2011_Compendium_of_Physical_Activities__A_Second.25.aspx
- American Council on Exercise. Physical Activity Calorie Counter. https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/tools-calculators/physical-activity-calorie-counter/

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