Thank you for helping us meet our matching grant for children's scholarships!

Your donations helped Kernes Pool receive a grant from the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation to help 28 children who come to Kernes Pool. Thank you so much!

Autism Speaks is also 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.

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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:


New Scholarship Grant Available!

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 a scholarship.

For more information call 831-372-1240.


Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of

the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,

has provided critical operating support to

Kernes Pool again this year.

Their generous grant helps cover essential costs

such as utilities, water, insurance, custodial services, supplies, and many ofther necessary day-to-day expenses for a whole year.

Thank you, Monterey Peninsula Foundation!


Kernes Adaptive Aquatics thanks

these foundations, agencies and organizations for their vital support:

Autism Speaks

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

Roney-Fitzpatrick 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


Heartfelt thanks 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.