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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Get to know our instructors - Laura

Posted: 6 January 2021

At HBF Arena swim school we pride ourselves on having some of the best swim school instructors Joondalup has to offer!

As well as having a long list of certifications, all of our instructors have a passion for ensuring everyone learns the skill of swimming. Here is your chance to meet one of our many great instructors - get to know a little more abut Laura!

How long have you been a swim instructor at HBF Arena?

2 years!

What day and ages do you teach?

I teach everyday except Thursday and Sundays! I teach children from the age of 6 months plus. Currently, I have been instructing parent and baby classes (levels 1 to 4) and preschool classes (levels 1 to 3).

Do you have any certifications/qualifications?

  • 2020 Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • Austswim Infant and Preschool Aquatics

What is the best thing about teaching kids to swim?

The knowledge that I am teaching children to be safe and aware of the dangers around the water. I enjoy watching their confidence grow and watching them become more independent in the water.

Tell us about you favourite activities or hobbies that you like to do for fun.

I love to travel around the world and embrace different cultures. I also enjoy riding my bike around the local nature reserves and along the coastal path.

Why do you think it is important for children to learn the skill of swimming?

To ensure that they stay safe around the water and make sure they know what to do if they get into difficulty. Water safety is just as important as stroke technique. 

Do you have a number one swimming or teaching experience?

I taught a little boy with muscular dystrophy and autism. He was told by his physiotherapist that he would never be able learn how to swim. I worked with him and his mum for 18 months and he was able to paddle 15 meters unaided.

What was the best part of winning WA Austswim teaching of the year 2020?

I feel very valued and appreciated for all my work and dedication that I put into swim teaching. I feel honored that my colleagues nominated me, it's nice to be appreciated. 

What is something people may not know about you?

I have been a swimming teacher for over 20 years and I still enjoy teaching as much as when I started all of those years ago. 

In addition to our awesome instructors, there is a long list of things that make our swim school great! Find out more about our kids swimming lessons