Calorie-Burning Water Activities

Calorie-Burning Water Activities  
Everything you do burns calories — sleeping, eating and even breathing! But which ones are best and how long do you need to exercise to reach your goals? We've gathered these fun water activities to help you burn calories while enjoying the great outdoors.

Activity Calories burned per hour
for 150-pound person
   
Boat-Related  
Canoeing 250
Kayaking 345
Pedal/Paddle boating
285
Waterskiing
405
Sailing 210
Sailing, competition
350
   
On the Beach
 
Beach volleyball
560
Stroll on the beach
330
   
In-Water Activities
 
Snorkeling 350
Skin/scuba diving
495
Surfing 215
Body/board surfing
205
Water polo
700
Water volleyball
210
Water aerobics
280
   
Swimming  
Swimming, general
410
Swimming, 1 mile
500
Swimming, laps vigorously
680
Swimming, breaststroke
680
Swimming, moderate (50 yards per minute)
545
Swimming in ocean, lake
410
Treading water, moderately
545
Walking in water (waist to chest deep)
300
Swimming away from shark
10,000