Thank you for supporting the SPLASH-a-THON

and Barbeque!

This fun event was Sunday, October 4th at Santa Catalina School. The sun was shining, the food was delicious, the raffle was exciting, and our Splash Champions raised many pledges to support scholarships at Kernes Pool. 

Check out the generous business sponsors who supported Splash, and visit our Facebook page for more photos. If you haven't donated yet, there's still time to be a Splash Superhero! Just click on the 'Donate' button above.



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




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:



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 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:


Thank you Splash Sponsors!

Acacia Family Medical Group

C & C Property Management

Central Coast Events ~

Monterey Beach House

D'Arrigo Bro. Co.

Jamba Juice, Monterey

Kensington Realty

Monterey Mirror Maze

MYO Frozen Yogurt, Monterey

Pure Water Bottling Co.

Rental Depot

Rose Automotive

Santa Catalina School


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

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

Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services

Monterey Rotary Club

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




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.