Great Grants for Kids

The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar through the end of this year to  help 22 children who come to Kernes Pool. Your gift is now doubly valuable!

Autism Speaks is 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:

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics Honors
Bay Pool Systems and IPSSA
for their Philanthropy


Kernes Adaptive Aquatics honors Bay Pool Systems and the Central Coast Chapter of the International Pool and Spa Service Association at the 23rd Annual National Philanthropy Day® Awards Luncheon on November 21 at the Inn at Spanish Bay.  IPSSA’s generous contributions of funds, equipment and supplies help keep Kernes Pool warm and accessible to all who need our programs.  We appreciate the opportunity to express our thanks for their support and civic spirit at this community event.


Santa is coming to Kernes Pool!

Cookies and Candy Canes for the
Young and Young-at-heart.

Santa's arrival from the North Pole will be
posted here and on our Facebook Page:
Kernes Adaptive Aquatics.
Everyone is welcome!



SPLASH Swim-a-thon Sponsors

A & R Plumbing

All American Mailing

Aquarium of the Bay

Bay Pool Systems

Best Western Hotels

Campisi Financial Group

Computer Corner

Computer Power

D'Arrigo Bros. Co.

Francesca's Fresh Eats & Sweets

Gianni's Pizza

International Pool & Spa Service Assoc.

Jamba Juice

Jacks Restaurant ~

Portola Hotel & Spa

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Mirror Maze

Monterey Signs

MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Oakland Raiders

Oceans 18 Miniature Golf

Pizza My Heart

Pure Water Bottling Co.

San Francisco 49ers

San Jose Sharks

Santa Catalina School

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Tarpy's Roadhouse Restaurant

Universal Studios Hollywood

Thank you 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.