Kernes Launches Military & Veteran's Service Fund

A fun Open House and Ribbon Cutting at the Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool on April 8 raised more than $3,000 toward our scholarship fund goal of $20,000!  This fund will provide warm water exercise services to Veterans and Military families with special needs.

Sunny weather, terrific music by the Del Monte Brass Band, and a Ribbon Cutting ceremony sponsored by the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce were a few of the highlights of the event.

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics thanks the many people who made this event a great success and who make our work possible every day.

To help support Veterans and Military families, use the donate button above and write 'veterans' in the memo line.  100% of your contribution will go towards the service fund.

Read more about Kernes' Veterans & Military Service Fund…


Special thanks to the Monterey County Independent Pool & Spa Service Association for a donation of $1,000 and much-needed pool operating equipment plus installation!


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 by including Kernes Adaptive Aquatics in your will or estate planning.  For more information call Lynn Young, Executive Director, or email


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. 

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Kernes is Awarded Two Challenge Grants

The Monterey Peninsula Foundation, in honor of

volunteers of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and the Harden Foundation, have awarded Kernes Pool $50,000 in challenge grants.  This means that each and every dollar we receive from the community will be matched by these foundations.  To double the value of your donation, just click the Donate button today!

Thank you!


The 2013 – 2014 Veterans and Military Service Fund

was funded through a generous grant from the

Ken and Gundy Duvall Fund of the

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Open House Business Contributors

Adventures by the Sea

A & R Plumbing

Best Western Hotel

Bay Pool Service

California Academy of Sciences

Chatau Sinnet

Computer Power

Fetchers Errand Service

Gilroy Gardens

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Loyd Busby Lamps & Shades

M.A.S.T. Restaurant Management:

The Grill on Ocean Avenue

Anton & Michel Restaurant

Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Monterey County Independent Pool &

Spa Service Association (ISPSSA)

Monterey Mirror Maze

Nepenthe Restaurant

Oakland Raiders

Pier 39

San Francisco 49ers

San Jose Sharks

Sand Bar and Grill

The Cheese Shop


Thank you to our generous supporters!






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Community Foundation for Monterey County.

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