Denise brings athletic talent to form new company
A company that provides physical training and entertainment through water and beach activities has been established here. On May 20, businesswoman Laura “Denise” Stephens-Dublin launched ‘Water Sports, Beach Ball and Karate’ at Buccament Bay.
Stephens-Dublin said the business, which will take her to beaches like Indian Bay, Canash, Villa and locations in the Grenadines, offers among other activities, kayaking, water biking, karate and swimming lessons. “I have seen the need for it because sometimes foreigners and locals want something to do when they go to the beach.
They often just kick a ball and swim and we have too many beautiful beaches and athletic talent to let it go to waste and I have done my assessment and I have seen where I can develop water sports,” Stephens-Dublin told SEARCHLIGHT in a recent interview.
The ardent sportswoman said her aim is to develop athletic skill in water and beach activities while encouraging athletes involved in other sports to embrace water and beach activities as this can help make them more physically fit.
She said that going to the gym is not all of it and we can use the natural resources that we have like sand and water for very effective training.
“I want persons to get out of their shell and expand. We need to have entertainment in SVG, not just stage shows but in sports and the beach, practically everybody loves the beach and if you can go to the beach and get entertained, that is good,” said Stephens-Dublin.
“A lot of persons can’t swim so I would like to do a summer programme and teach all ages how to swim not just children,” said the former body builder who is adamant that women should learn some sort of self-defence skill.
“It is time women start to fight back. If a man knows a woman can defend herself, he would think twice about attacking her. I escaped abduction because I knew taekwondo and because of that I want to make a difference,” shared Stephens-Dublin who is hoping that she can develop water sports athletes and take them into competitions overseas.
“A lot of students want to be engaged in sporting activities and because the parent is financially disabled the child loses out, but I want to give back to society,” explained Stephens-Dublin, adding that her prices are rock bottom. Stephens-Dublin may be contacted at (784)494-0108 and (784)491-0108 and on Facebook at Denise Stephens.