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HBF Arena

Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027

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HBF Arena is approximately 1km from the Joondalup railway station, about 15 minutes by foot. Buses run regularly from the train station and surrounding suburbs.

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There are 1000 parking spaces at the venue including disabled and motorbike bays. Bicycle racks are located by the entrance to secure your bike. A parking fee may apply during major events.

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Day Aquatic centre Fitness centre Crèche Café 
Monday - Thursday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Friday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

On public holidays or during holiday periods the venue may be closed or opening times may differ, visit the public holiday hours page for up to date information. 

 

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HBF Arena

Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027

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Public transport

HBF Arena is approximately 1km from the Joondalup railway station, about 15 minutes by foot. Buses run regularly from the train station and surrounding suburbs.

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Parking

There are 1000 parking spaces at the venue including disabled and motorbike bays. Bicycle racks are located by the entrance to secure your bike. A parking fee may apply during major events.

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Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027

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6 tips for safe summer swimming

Posted: 19 December 2019

Can you believe school is over for 2019? To ensure you have a fun and safe summer break, we thought now would be the perfect time to refresh your swim safety skills with our top six tips.

Active supervision

It is important to ensure the kids are always swimming with a responsible adult present. As a supervising adult it is imperative to ensure your undivided attention is being given to the kids when around water, even if they are considered a competent swimmer. Little ones under five years of age should also be atleast within arms reach when in the pool or at the beach. 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are a great source of knowledge and repetition for kids when learning to swim. As well as working on swim technique, lessons focus on the necessities of water safety. Water safety is so important as it refers to the education of skills associated with staying safe around the pool including safe entry and exit and what actions to take in an emergency situation.

Sun safety

In our harsh Aussie summer conditions, sun safety is a must. Make it a habit to apply a layer of sunscreen at least 30 minutes before heading for a swim and immediately after each swim to ensure enough time for maximum coverage. It is also a great idea for the kids to wear a rashie and hat to act as an extra layer of protection. 

Follow the signs

Whether you’re at the beach or your local pool it is essential to follow all of the safety signs. Whether it be staying between the flags at the beach, a rip warning or a shallow water sign at your local pool, make sure this is the first thing you and the kids check before getting in the water for a swim. These signs are there to warn you of the potential hazards present in any location and ultimately, make every swim a safe and enjoyable one.   

Hydration

With the scorching heats of the summer already settling in, it really doesn’t take much to feel tired and drained when out and about in the sun. This exhaustion can also be accelerated when swimming as it can be easy to forget to maintain your hydration when surrounded by refreshing water. A big bottle of cold water should be an essential when packing for the beach or having a day by the pool with the kids. A large litre bottle is also a good way to keep track of your water intake.  

Emergency preparation

You should always be prepared for when it matters most, especially when the little ones are swimming. Brush up on your technique or attend a CPR course for the very first time to learn skills that could one day save a life. Additionally, something as small as making sure to keep your phone nearby when out for a swim in case the emergency services need to be contacted. Talking about an emergency plan with the kids is also a great way to articulate just how important water safety is. 

We hope these tips have refreshed your summer safety in time for the holidays! 

Looking for a swim school that will teach the kids all of the necessary skills to progress technique and swim safely? Check out our kids swim program.