Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year. Thank you for being a Friend of Kernes Pool!

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Kernes Pool on Wednesday, December 14th from 2:00 - 3:00pm. There will be presents for children and cookies for all. Please join us!

Josephine Kernes Pool

15 Portola Avenue

Monterey, CA



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



Read Kernes Pool's Newsletters:

LifeSaver Newsletter ~ Spring

LifeSaver Newsletter ~ Fall



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 10,000 hours of instruction and exercise each year. We offer a wide range of programs, from fully-assisted to independent exercise and Aquatic Exercise classes.

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

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Keep Fit and Have Fun

We currently have room in our Monday - Thursday morning exercise classes. 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 fill out and return the enrollment application. You'll feel great!



Scholarships Available

If you have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or a Gulf War-related condition, you may be eligibile for a low or no-cost exercise program at Kernes Pool through a grant from the Catherine Curtis Springer Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. For more information or to apply, call the Pool at 831-372-1240, or return a completed enrollment application.


Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful foundations, service organizations, businesses and individuals who supported Kernes Pool this year. We are grateful for your generosity and kindness!

Our Generous Supporters

(We add names as donations come in.

Please check back often to see yours.)



You can make a lasting contribution to health and quality of life in our community by including Kernes Pool in your will or estate planning.

For more information contact Executive Director Lynn Young: 831-643-9867



This website made possible in part through a grant from the

Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Website & Video developed by Current Wave Media.