Our 26th Annual Splash-a-thon was a success thanks to your generosity.

On Sunday, October 1st, folks got together to enjoy a beautiful day day at Santa Catalina School. Good food, Splash Champions in the BIG pool, an extraordinary raffle, and Star Wars Troopers made this year's event lots of fun.

Thanks to donations from friends and businesses, $30,000 was raised for the Wendy Marie Sheppard Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide warm water exercise for people with specal needs. If you missed Splash, there's still time to make a donation. Just click the DONATE above!


Kernes Pool receives an award from the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County

The Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool was recognized by NAMC for our organizations's outstanding contribution to the community in the field of Healthcare.  We are honored to receive this recognition and wish to thank all who make our work possible.


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. 

Click here for a virtual visit to the Pool:



Adventures by the Sea

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Best Western Hotel

California Academy of Sciences

Fandango Restaurant

Gilroy Gardens

It’s Yoga Time

Jacks Monterey at the Portola Plaza

Jamba Juice

Lula’s Chocolates

MY Museum

MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Nichols Veterinary Care

Pure Water Bottling Co.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco Zoo

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo

The Bench, Pebble Beach Resorts

The Fish Hopper

The Normandy Inn

Vesuvio/Little Napoli Restaurants

Walt Disney Family Museum


Be Fit and Have Fun!

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.


Thank you to the generous foundations, service organizations, businesses and individuals who support Kernes Pool.

Kernes Pool gives special thanks to these donors for their commitment to our future through their legacy gifts. We are proud to honor their memory through our work.

The Anna J. Davis Revocable Trust

The Frederick W. and Leila Crakes Grothem Revocable Trust





This website made possible in part through a grant from the

Community Foundation for Monterey County.

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