With walking, at least, it's distance covered that matters, not how fast you did it. But when you log slower walks you end up with more "BMR" in that value.
The same is probably true for swimming.
1175 in 50 minutes is 23.5 calories per minute. Most exercise is 6-10cpm. Heavy people or extremly high intensity exercise can generate 12-14cpm.
Anything over 15/16 or so is pretty much impossible. So yes, I would strongly doubt that figure.
Have you googled "swimming calories" and seen what other sites say? Is there an average figure elsewhere that seems more reasonable?
BTW, did you spend 50 minutes doing breaststroke, or 50 minutes in the pool, with a turnaround every 25 metres and maybe a short rest every 1-2 turns? For me, 50 minutes in the pool would probably equate to maybe 30 minutes swimming. Entering "50 minutes breaststroke" is like saying you started at one side of a huge lake and swam right across to the other all the way without stopping.
Edited by: UNIDENT at: 11/10/2012 (15:31)
Deb, in New Zealand