• Myles Blask, aquatics director,  Underwater Connection
    Myles Blask, aquatics director, Underwater Connection

Scuba plays a big programming role at the Underwater Connection aquatics pool in Colorado Springs, Colo., but soon more aquatics programming will hit the water.

Myles Blask, aquatics director for the five-star Professional Association of Diving Instructors facility, says offering swimming lessons for 6-month-olds through adults, plus kayaking courses, stand-up paddleboarding classes and yoga on stand-up paddleboards, is key to getting the community more involved in local aquatic sports.

One continuing program is the scuba certification classes for veterans to help them become scuba instructors.

“We just really wanted to get involved with our military community,” Blask says.