Joondalup
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. 

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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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Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027

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The benefits of starting kids swim lessons at an early age!

Posted: 23 September 2019

Although there is no right or perfect age for children to start swim lessons as every child develops at different stages, there are definitely many benefits of starting them at a young age. Living in the water loving city of Perth, with our scorching summers and world renowned beaches, swimming lessons and learning to swim has become a necessity when growing up and getting started early has plenty of advantages including:

Life saving for life

Swimming is definitely a skill for life. Once children become competent swimmers they will continue to utilize these skills into their adult years. In addition to being a life-long skill, learning to swim is a technique that can save a life and ensure a higher chance of safety for children and adults when around water. 

Self-Confidence 

From their very first swim lesson children will be given challenges to overcome and goals to work towards. This development of goals and sense of accomplishment for children when moving onto their next level will act as the ultimate self-confidence boost. An improved confidence will encourage them to continue and develop a love for the water as well as encouraging them to take on future challenges, whether that be along their swim journey or life in general. 

Water Safety

A lot of us are aware of water safety and the significance of being water safe, but many may not know exactly what this means and the importance it holds. Water safety refers to the rules and procedures to follow in order to remain safe around bodies of water. This includes how to safely enter and exit a swimming pool and what steps to take in an emergency situation. Swimming lessons are so important as in addition to equipping kids with the necessary technique to swim, they will also focus on the development of these vital water safety skills. 

Opportunities

Swimming is a great skill to learn and is one that opens up plenty of opportunities, both social and competitive. During swim lessons children are placed into classes with kids similar to their age, providing the perfect opportunity to expand their social circle beyond their group of school friends. Learning to swim can also open up other opportunities such as participating in a triathlon, pool parties or water park fun days.

Fear prevention

The best way to overcome children's fear of the water is to grow their comfort and confidence within the pool before they have the chance to develop a fear. Exposing them to the water from a young age will help progress their level of comfort and familiarity from an early age and work towards preventing a fear from developing.

Looking for a swim school to kick start your child's learn to swim journey? At HBF Arena we have some of the best swimming lessons Joondalup has to offer. With lessons starting for children from just 6 months old and small class ratios to ensure maximized learning. Find out more about our continuous swim program here.