How many calories burned per mile of swimming?

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The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/11/2012 at 12:57

talking of swimming wording ... is a stroke per arm or per two arms so left right is 1 stroke? If I count every right arm entry I do 16 which given I am slooooooooow seems very low to say I do 16 strokes per length (but that's what my 910 says I do!)

04/11/2012 at 15:11

EP stroke rate is counted as every right arm, so 16 for 25m doing front crawl seems OK, my average is 13 or 14, but on a really good day I can do 12. Try keeping the outstretched arm/hand out in front, in the water for a second before starting to bring the hand and arm through the water, that makes the difference for me. I keep hearing about gliding and think streamlined.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/11/2012 at 16:12

cool thanks

Doner Kebab    pirate
04/11/2012 at 16:25
Comparing Stroke rate means absolutely nothing, look at your efficiency and stroke rate combined. If you have a bad pull technique and still do the same stroke rate as another person you won't be as fast , which I'm sure u know, but the efficiency will be lower. My 910 counts me at 12-13-14, my mate is 16+ , he's a short arse but we are both same speed ish
04/11/2012 at 18:32
I've never counted my strokes. Trying to keep count of lengths is taxing enough for me! I'll be keeping my eye out for 910 bargains in the post-Exmas sales though. Really fancy a gadget that would count both for me.

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