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Calories Burned Doing Water Sports

Sweaty and Wet: How to Burn Calories in Water

Summer is such a spontaneous season: one minute you're lounging in the sun, and the next you're putting on snorkeling gear or strapping on water skis. During the Summer months, fun in the sun can also be a workout in the sun, thanks to the following sports that make it effortless to burn calories.

Water sport/activity Calories burned after one hour
Canoeing (4 mph) 546
Deep water running 472
Diving 177
Fishing in a stream 354
Kayaking 296
Paddleboard yoga 233
Paddleboating 246
Riding a jet ski 162

Don't see your favorite water sport? Keep reading to find out how many calories are burned when sailing, surfing, or swimming laps.

Water sport/activity Calories burned after one hour
Sailing 177
Scuba diving 373
Snorkeling 312
Surfing 177
Swimming (moderately) 359
Swimming laps (vigorous) 594
Treading water 540
Water aerobics 236
Water polo 540
Water skiing/wakeboarding 324
Water trampoline 186
Water volleyball 324
Whitewater rafting 270
Windsurfing 177

*All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

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