Teaching swimming calories

I don’t wear my Fitbit in the water! D’y’reckon trailing up and down the baby pool stopping kids from drowning would equate to one aqua aerobics session? 🤔 I am sure I deserve some exercise calories for this! 😉

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  • KateTii
    KateTii Posts: 886 Member
    Honestly, if this is something you do regularly for work, i'd be counting it as part of your everyday activity level.
  • southheadstef
    southheadstef Posts: 50 Member
    Just started last week. It will end in a week or so as the schools finish their swimming programs. Then I might get a bit of individual work in January.
  • cmriverside
    cmriverside Posts: 32,300 Member
    edited December 2020
    sure. Log it as, "Walking 1 MPH for XXX minutes." But only when you're actually walking, so maybe 10 minutes out of an hour...for 45 calories or so.

    Not worth it. That's not enough for even a small apple.

    Just consider it a one-week bonus that isn't even much of a bonus. :lol: I would think it would be similar to vacuuming. Negligible.
  • southheadstef
    southheadstef Posts: 50 Member
    Well, I will just allow it as a bonus. (Trailing up and down through water lugging children is a bit more tiring than vacuuming, I must say! 😉)
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 3,882 Member
    I have a toddler and we've swam many, many times in a pool or in the lake over the past 2 1/2 years and I have never counted it for exercise.

    Two options:

    1) Readjust your activity level to a more active one without including water sessions.

    Or

    2) Add it as your exercise, whether it be treading water or water aerobics, as long as it's not already included in your daily activity level.
  • KNoceros
    KNoceros Posts: 316 Member
    LoveyChar wrote: »

    2) Add it as your exercise, whether it be treading water or water aerobics, as long as it's not already included in your daily activity level.

    There is also an entry in the MFP exercise catalogue for “water jogging”. Maybe that?
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 3,882 Member
    KNoceros wrote: »
    LoveyChar wrote: »

    2) Add it as your exercise, whether it be treading water or water aerobics, as long as it's not already included in your daily activity level.

    There is also an entry in the MFP exercise catalogue for “water jogging”. Maybe that?

    I think it sounds good, would work!
  • southheadstef
    southheadstef Posts: 50 Member
    Might look at the water jogging! I did actually change my settings to a more active one...