How many calories do you burn with Swimming Freestyle?

Swimming Freestyle burns an average of 634 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Swimming Freestyle or other activities.

Calories burned with Swimming (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Swimming 4.8 103 206 309 411
Swimming – Backstroke 5.6 120 240 360 480
Swimming – Breaststroke 4.8 103 206 309 411
Swimming – Butterfly stroke 11 236 472 707 943
Swimming – Front Crawl 7.4 159 317 476 634
Swimming Freestyle 7.4 159 317 476 634

How do we calculate how many calories Swimming Freestyle burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Swimming Freestyle is used.

Swimming Freestyle has a MET of 7.4.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Swimming Freestyle: 7.4

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 7.4 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 634

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Swimming Freestyle.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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