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! The M2O headquarters is located on the idyllic campus of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, New York. Dive in today!
At M2O swim, we believe that swimming is not only a valuable life-saving skill but also an opportunity for growth and empowerment. Our mission is to help all people, regardless of age or ability, to learn swimming and mindfulness skills that help them to be safe and confident in the water as well as on land.
By incorporating mindfulness into our swimming lessons, we help our students develop emotional fortitude and physical strength. Our goal is for our swimmers to leave the pool with not only greater swimming ability but also with skills and vocabulary to use mindfulness in their everyday lives.
We are dedicated to promoting water safety and preventing drowning by integrating mindfulness in our swim curriculum.
M2O Swim instructs and empowers individuals to be fully aware of their emotions and surroundings when in and near water, fostering a culture of safety and vigilance.
We believe that mindfulness is the key to unlocking one's innate ability to recognize and respond to potential dangers in aquatic environments.
Through our M2O Swim curriculum, our students connect with their inner awareness, enhancing their emotional intelligence, and ultimately, their ability to make life-saving decisions.
Our curriculum incorporates a trauma-informed, culturally competent approach to engage mind and body, benefitting non-swimmers, casual swimmers, and experienced water sport athletes of all ages.
Our classes are designed for individuals of ALL ages based learning style and physical/psychological capability. We care about learning who you are so that we can collaborate towards individual success.
Our M2O coaches have over 30 years of combined aquatic experience. We care about physical and psychological health. Our M2O coaches are trained/certified in all and/or a majority of the following:
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
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.