Great Grants for Kids

The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar through the end of this year to  help 22 children who come to Kernes Pool. Your gift is now doubly valuable!

Autism Speaks is providing scholarships to teach five terrific kids swimming and water safety skills.

 Warm water exercise improves children’s coordination, communication, and social interaction. One mom notes, “The pool helps my son feel more relaxed, more confident, more focused.”


Would you or someone you know benefit from warm water exercise?

One person in five has a disability.  Please share our website with friends and family for information about our warm water exercise programs and other community resources.

Information & Application


Become a Lifesaver Legacy Member

Make a lasting contribution to health and quality of life in our community by including Kernes in your will or estate planning. For more information contact Lynn Young:


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Kernes Adaptive Aquatics provides warm water exercise programs that help children and adults with special needs gain health, strength, mobility and confidence.

Our 92 degree water and skilled staff foster comfort, dignity and hope through 15,000 hours of instruction and exercise each year. We offer a wide range of programs, from fully-assisted to independent exercise, as well as Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program classes.

The Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool has been an integral part of the Monterey Peninsula since 1972. 

Click here for a virtual visit to the Pool:


Santa is coming to Kernes Pool!

Wednesday, December 10, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Cookies and Candy Canes for the
Young and Young-at-heart.
Everyone is welcome!


Kernes Adaptive Aquatics Honors
Bay Pool Systems and IPSSA
for their Philanthropy


Kernes Adaptive Aquatics honored Bay Pool Systems and the Monterey Chapter of the International Pool and Spa Service Association at the 23rd Annual National Philanthropy Day® Awards Luncheon on November 21 at the Inn at Spanish Bay.  IPSSA’s generous contributions of funds, equipment and supplies help keep Kernes Pool warm and accessible to all who need our programs.  We appreciate the opportunity to express our thanks for their support and civic spirit at this community event.


Thank you to all our generous supporters!

(We add names as donations come in.

Please check back often to see yours!)




This website made possible in part through a grant from the

Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Website & Video developed by Current Wave Media.