Joondalup
Day Aquatic Centre*
(Leisure Pool only)
Fitness Centre Crèche Cafè
Monday - Thursday 5.30am - 8.00pm 5.30am - 9.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 6.00pm
Friday 5.30am - 8.00pm 5.30am - 8.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 6.00am - 6.00pm 6.00am - 6.00pm 8.15am - 12.00pm 7.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm 8.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED 8.30am - 5.00pm

*Please note: From Sunday 1 November 2020 we change to summer hours, with pools open until 6.00pm on Sundays.

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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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*
(Leisure Pool only)
Fitness Centre Crèche Cafè
Monday - Thursday 5.30am - 8.00pm 5.30am - 9.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 6.00pm
Friday 5.30am - 8.00pm 5.30am - 8.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 6.00am - 6.00pm 6.00am - 6.00pm 8.15am - 12.00pm 7.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm 8.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED 8.30am - 5.00pm

*Please note: From Sunday 1 November 2020 we change to summer hours, with pools open until 6.00pm on Sundays.

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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Everything you need to know about Parent and Baby swim lessons

Posted: 16 November 2020

With a newborn bub, everything is often new and exciting and at times can be chaotic too. With swim lessons now offered for babies as young as 6 months old, it’s a great bonding opportunity for parents to spend quality time in the water with their little one. In saying that it’s not as easy as putting on your bathers and heading to the pool– to make life a little easier we’ve jotted down everything you need to know, pack and prepare for a seamless swim lesson.

What to look for in a swim school:

  • Small class ratios - there should be no more than 10 babies per class
  • Warm pools - the ideal temperature you should look for is around 30 to 33 degrees
  • Good balance - classes shouldn't just be focused on skill development as they are also about building your babies water confidence and water safety.
  • Look for AustSwim accredited schools - the AustSwim accreditation is considered the industry standard for swimming and water safety teachers in Australia.

Before the lesson:

  • Start preparing them for a lesson during bath time - get them used to having water poured on their head, laying them on their back and splashing around.
  • Feeding time - To avoid any upset tummies during lesson time it's a good idea to feed them over an hour before their swim lesson
  • Organized - make sure you are organized so that you can get yourself and bub to the lesson a little early. Getting to the lesson a little early is a good idea as it helps to establish a relaxed environment and gets them settled in for a while before the lesson starts. 

What to pack:

  • Bottle of milk (if you're bottle feeding)
  • Swim diaper/waterproof nappy incase there are any accidents
  • Changing mat and nappy bag
  • Two towels - one for yourself and one for the bub
  • A snack - if your baby has started on solids

During the lesson:

  • The beauty of parent and baby lessons is that everyone is in the same boat and will be more then understanding if your baby starts to cry. If this does happen during the class try:
    - Find a quiet place in the pool - preferably somewhere away from the other swimmers
    - Embrace your baby to your chest
    - Try singing or humming their favourite lullaby

Following the lesson:

  • Rinse your child off with fresh water as soon as you can following their lesson
  • For sensitive skin it's a good idea to follow up with your GP on the best products to use

At HBF Arena, our parent and baby swim lessons are the perfect way to introduce your little one to the water. With lessons offered from 6 months old, our instructors are dedicated to making your child feel as comfortable as possible while having a great time! They know the worries you may have when going into your first swim lesson and are always there to help ease your discomforts and answer any questions you may have. Find out more about our lessons.

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