Designed for individuals of all ages, the M2O experience combines mindfulness training with swim lessons. Our innovative program focuses on strengthening the body and engaging the mind. The natural repetition of swim blended with mindfulness instruction promotes intentional self awareness, in the present moment, in a non judgmental environment. With M2O instruction, you will be safer in the water and stronger in the world! M2O is located on the idyllic campus of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, New York. Dive in today!
M2O’s mission is to promote self awareness and swim instruction by encouraging our students to learn and to pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
By combining elements of mindfulness with swim instruction, we aim to create an educational and safe environment to help build confidence, manage emotions, and tackle new challenges.
In teaching and reinforcing these essential skills, M2O instruction provides psychological fortitude as well as physical strength.
Thank you for giving to others.
M2O believes in mindfulness and safety for all. Every time you take a lesson, we will donate our time towards free safety instruction to underserved populations.
We believe that:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Article I, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
– Jon Kabat Zinn
Our M2O Coaches
Our M2O coaches have over 25 years of combined aquatic experience. We care about physical and psychological health. Every M2O coach is certified in:
Water Safety Instruction (WSI)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
American Red Cross First Aid
American Red Cross Lifeguard
CDC Heads Up Concussion Training
Athlete Protection Training: Safe Sport
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Mental Health America Certificate programs
Our programs are designed for individuals of all ages. Whether you want private instruction or a friendly group experience, we focus on individualizing your session and maximizing your potential.
We love science!
Benefits of M2O
By combining swim lessons with mindfulness training, we hope to help lessen stress, increase self esteem and raise emotional awareness. M2O instruction aims to create new neural pathways that provide psychological fortitude as well as physical strength.
The dive reflex is believed to aid in the conservation of oxygen stores in mammals by initiating several specific physiologic changes during aquatic immersion. When a human holds their breath and submerges in water, the face and nose become wet which in turn causes bradycardia, apnea, and increased peripheral vascular resistance; these three main physiologic changes are collectively referred to as the diving reflex. The cause of increased peripheral resistance is thought to redistribute blood to the vital organs while limiting oxygen consumption by non-essential muscle groups. In addition to vascular resistance, bradycardia is initiated to decrease the work of the heart and further limit unnecessary oxygen consumption.