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.


Best Wishes, Irving!


Kernes’ Aquatic Coordinator Irving McKinney has retired after 10 years of wonderful service to Kernes Pool and our clients.  Heartfelt thanks and best wishes from us all!

Aquatic Coordinator Job Opportunity


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. 

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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!


Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Receives Important Grants

Kernes Pool receives nearly one-third of its funding from generous local foundations. Their grants heat the pool, help us provide specialized services, and keep our programs accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and income levels. 

This year,vital operating support is being provided from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and the Harden Foundation.Kernes also received key scholarship funding from the Elizabeth Hook Armstrong Foundation, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, and from the Katherine Curtis Springer Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Support Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.




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.