How Many Calories Do I Burn Swimming?

It's more than likely you keep tabs on your calorie consumption and calorie exertion. But, like many of us, you probably wonder how much energy is burned when you head to the pool for a training swim.

Swimming is, without question, an effective way to torch calories. And, since swimming is a non-impact sport, it's neutral on common problem areas like the lower back and knees. So if you're plagued by injury, it's a great option for many adults looking for an energy-burning activity.

But how much of a calorie-burning workout is it, truly? And how does it stack up to other endurance activities like running and cycling?

The answer varies, but we do have a few numbers you can chew on.