Day Aquatic centre Fitness centre Crèche Café 
Monday - Thursday 5.30am - 8.00pm 5.30am - 9.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 5.00pm
7.30am - 6.00pm (From 1 Nov )
Friday 5.30am - 8.00pm 5.30am - 8.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 6.00am - 6.00pm 6.00am - 6.00pm 8.15am - 12.00pm 7.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 5.00pm
8.00am - 6.00pm (From 1 Nov )
8.00am - 5.00pm (From 6 Oct) CLOSED 8.30am - 4.00pm
8.30am - 5.00pm (From 1 Nov )

On public holiday 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. 

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.


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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The benefits of parent and baby swim lessons

Posted: 23 November 2018

Although there is no 'perfect' age for kids to start swimming lessons, there are many benefits associated with starting their swim journey earlier! 

The benefits of enrolling your child into swimming lessons from a young age are endless. With parent and baby lessons now offered for babies as young as 6 months old, there are definitely many physical and social benefits for both parent and baby! Some of these include the following;

Parent and baby bonding:
At HBF Arena parents are required to be in the water with their children to assist and comfort them along the way. Not only does this provide your baby with additional guidance and comfort within the water, it gives you and the little one special bonding time. With no external distractions these lessons provide the perfect environment for parents to fully immerse themselves in the experience and create lasting memories.

Water familiarization:
Parent and baby swimming lessons overall target is to develop water familiarization and build their confidence and enjoyment within the water. As children progress within the class they will also be introduced to skills including; breath control, front and back floating, swimming unassisted for short periods of time and submerging. Through the development of these vital skills your baby is becoming familiarized with the water as well as developing basic skills which they can build on as they progress.

Advanced development:
Swimming from an early age assists the child’s development of motor skills, co-ordination and muscle development. Such as the advancement in activities including colouring, cutting and drawing. Classes also assist the development of bilateral movements, which refers to a child's ability to control and co-ordinate both sides of their body.  

Social interaction:
At HBF Arena our classes can host up to a maximum of eight children per lesson. These large class ratios gives your child plenty of interaction and socializing opportunities with other babies. It can also provide a great first experience of what it is like to be surrounded by a large group of babies and how to interact with them and the instructor.

Better nights sleep (for parent and bub):
For a small baby, gentle kicking and floating in the water can be very tiring. By exerting a substantial amount of energy during their swimming lessons this can help them enjoy a better sleep throughout the night. Not only does this encourage a better sleeping pattern for your bub, it also helps parents get that much-needed uninterrupted resting time.

If you were thinking of enrolling your child within parent and baby lessons, at HBF Arena we provide the perfect facilities to introduce your baby to the water for their very first time. With parent and baby swimming lessons offered to children from 6 months to 3 years old and the guidance from knowledgeable and qualified instructors, your baby is exposed to the water in a safe and encouraging way.

To find out more about our swim program click here.