|Day||Aquatic centre||Fitness centre||Crèche||Café|
|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 - 2.00pm||CLOSED||9.00am - 5.00pm|
*Summer opening hours from Sunday 4 November.
Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027Get directions
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.
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.
Known for its breathtaking beaches and hot summer's, it’s almost certain that being a child of Western Australia you will be exposed to the beach and water activities from a young age.
However, even living in this aquatic state of ours, did you know that as many as three in five children finish primary school without essential swimming skills?
What is a competent swimmer?
A child or adult is considered to be a competent swimmer when they can swim more than 400 metres confidently and unassisted.
How does my child become a competent swimmer?
It’s easy! Simply enrol your child in swimming lessons to increase their swimming ability at a faster rate. Swimming lessons also ensure children are getting taught the best techniques and the fundamental knowledge of water safety.
What age can my child start swimming lessons?
Once a parent believes their child has become comfortable enough being in water, usually around 6 months of age.
Swimming lessons commence at such a young age because it can:
- Eliminate the risk of developing a phobia of the water
- Aid physical and mental development of motor skills
- Increase coordination
- Provide precious parent and child bonding time
- Increase awareness for the parent and child about the importance of water safety
Things to keep in mind when enrolling your child in swimming lessons for the first time:
- Choose a venue that has a great facility, safety procedures and guidelines
- Don’t force your child into swimming – if they are forced they may grow a dislike of the water, allow them to become comfortable at their own pace
- Choose a venue with experienced teachers and class helpers
- Keep up consistency with swim lessons, so your child doesn’t forget what they have previously learnt
Although starting younger does have more long-term benefits, children can learn to swim at any age, with swim lessons available for any age or swimming capability group.
HBF Arena offers a comprehensive swim school program offering swimming lessons from 6 months to 17 years of age. To find out more about our swim school programs click here
Information used to write this article was obtained from Australian Swim Schools Association