Join the party at our

23rd annual


Swim-a-thon & BBQ!

Sunday, October 5th,

Noon - 3pm

Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Dr.


Food, friends and fun to benefit children and adults with special needs.

Swimming, children's activities, contests and prizes for everyone, a great raffle and a Universal Studios Hollywood Grand Prize are all part of this fun event.

SPLASH is free and open to the public. Donations are very welcome, and fund scholarships for all who need Kernes Pool.

Want to benefit children, veterans, or seniors? Use the donate button above and write a note in the purpose line.  We'll make sure your gift helps someone close to your heart.

Make a donation today to be entered to win a Universal Studios Hollywood Vacation!

Your family and friends can also join the fun!  Every person who donates is entered to win the Grand Prize. Ask them to sponsor you and invite them to the party:


SPLASH Pledge Form

LifeSaver Newsletter



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:


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:


Kernes Receives a Grant to Benefit Veterans

A grant from the Dewitt Fund and

The Landreth Family Fund of the

Community Foundation for Monterey County

provides warm water exercise programs

for local Veterans. If you are a Veteran or

know a Veteran who would benefit from

gentle aquatic exercise at Kernes Pool,

contact us at 831-372-1240 or

send in the application found on this page.

Read more in our Fall Newsletter


SPLASH Swim-a-thon Sponsors

A & R Plumbing

All American Mailing

Aquarium of the Bay

Bay Pool Systems

Best Western Hotels

Computer Corner

Computer Power

D'Arrigo Bros. Co.

Francesca's Fresh Eats & Sweets

Gianni's Pizza

International Pool & Spa Service Assoc.

Jamba Juice

Jacks Restaurant ~

Portola Hotel & Spa

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Mirror Maze

Monterey Signs

MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Oakland Raiders

Oceans 18 Miniature Golf

Pizza My Heart

Pure Water Bottling Co.

San Francisco 49ers

San Jose Sharks

Santa Catalina School

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Tarpy's Roadhouse Restaurant

Universal Studios Hollywood

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.