and Barbeque

Sunday, October 4th

Noon - 3:00

Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Dr.

Monterey, CA

Friends, Food, & Fun

to benefit people with special needs.

Come for lunch, join the raffle, and bring your swimsuit if you'd like to splash in the big pool!

Scholarship contributions are especially needed and always welcome. Just use the DONATE button.

Your gift enters you to win a San Francisco Adventure Package with tickets to great attractions.

The SPLASH-a-THON and Barbeque are free and open to the public.




Kernes welcomes two new Board Members

Read more here


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.

How to Enroll

Enrollment Application

Physician Consent Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Fee Schedule


Check out Kernes Pool Newsletters:

LifeSaver Newsletter ~ Fall

LifeSaver Bulletin ~ Winter

LifeSaver Bulletin ~ Spring



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.


Kernes Adaptive Aquatics thanks these foundations and organizations for their vital support:

encies and organizations for their vital sup

Autism Speaks

Carmel Woman's Club

City of Monterey

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Harden Foundation

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

Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop



Lucky Ducky Raflle Contributors


Our Generous Supporters

(We add names as donations come in.

Please check back often to see yours!)



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: info@KernesPool.org



This website made possible in part through a grant from the

Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Website & Video developed by Current Wave Media.