The 25th Anniversary SPLASH-a-Thon was a great success!

On Sunday, October 2nd, 100 people gathered to enjoy sunshine, good food, a fun raffle, visiting with Mermaids, and splashing in the BIG pool at Santa Catalina School.

Our Champion Swimmers helped raise $15,000 for our scholarship fund, and donations are still coming in (there's still time to make a gift in honor of someone you love)!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Splash.  Your gift will make a wonderful difference in the lives of adults and children who need warm water exercise.

Check our Kernes Adaptive Aquatics Facebook page on October 12th for photos of the event.

And congratulations to Liz, who won the Monterey Adventure Package Grand Prize for her donation!


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.


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


Job Opportunities at Kernes Pool:

Resumes can be emailed to

Aquatic Coordinator

Aquatic Instructor


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:



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!


Thank you Splash Business Contributors!

Adventures by the Sea

All That Glitters Princess Parties

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Best Western Plus Monterey Inn

California's Great America

D’Arrigo Bros. Co.

Hula’s Island Grill

Jamba Juice

Letty Sloma Photography

Michelle Magdalena Photography

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Monterey Mirror Maze

My Museum Monterey County Youth Museum

MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Nepenthe Restaurant

Pebble Beach Company Sticks Restaurant

Pebbles Art Gallery

Pepe's Little Napoli

Pure Water Bottling Company

Sandbar & Grill

Santa Catalina School

Sardine Factory Restaurant

Sticks Restaurant, Pebble Beach Company




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 Pool in your will or estate planning.

For more information contact 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.