Our Open House was a great success, raising $5,000 for Kernes Pool's Scholarship Program to provide warm water exercise for children, elders and Veterans.
Special thanks to CSUMB's Service Learning Institute for their partnership with Kernes Pool, the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, local business that contributed to the Lucky Ducky Raffle, all the volunteers who made this event so fun, and everyone who generously donated to our Scholarship Fund.
You keep Kernes Pool welcoming and warm for more than 100 people with special needs!
Children Learn and Play at Kernes Pool
Thanks to your support and grants from the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation and Autism Speaks, 30 children are learning to swim at Kernes Pool.
In addition to physical benefits, warm water exercise improves children’s coordination, social interaction and communication skills. 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:
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:
Scholarships Now Available
for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and
Gulf War-related Conditions
Kernes has received a grant from the Katherine Curtis Springer Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Patient Support Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, you may qualify for free personalized warm water exercise at Kernes Pool. Fun, gentle exercise restores your health and energy. Soothing water relaxes muscles and relieves pain. Being among friends renews the spirit. For more information call 831-372-1240 or click here to email us.
Thank you Harden Foundation for
a matching grant for operations!
The Harden Foundation's generous matching grant helps cover essential costs such as utilities, water, insurance, custodial services, supplies, and many other necessary day-to-day expenses for a whole year.
Every dollar you donate is now worth two!
Kernes Adaptive Aquatics thanks
these foundations, agencies and organizations for their vital support:
Carmel Woman's Club
City of Monterey
Community Foundation for Monterey County
International Pool and Spa Service Association
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
Rotary Club of Carmel
Salinas Circle for Children
The Allen S. Taylor Foundation
The Grothem Revocable Trust
The Mildred Hitchcock Huff Charitable Trust
The Ralph Knox Foundation
(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.
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