Heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful foundations, organizations, businesses, and individuals who have supported our work throughout the year. 

Your generosity and kindness help more than 120 people of all ages and abilities to live healthier, happier lives.

As we move forward into the New Year (our 47th!), children, young people, veterans, elders, and so many others who need warm water exercise to be vital and strong, will benefit from your year-end gift through the Donate button above.

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Kernes Pool, thank you and warmest wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!



Kernes Pool's work is acknowledged by the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County

The Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool was recognized by NAMC for our organizations's outstanding contribution to the community in the field of Healthcare.  We are honored to receive this award and wish to thank all who make our work possible.



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


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 full-assistance in the water to independent exercise and aquatic 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:


Be Fit and Have Fun!

Scholarships Available

If you have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 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.



Santa & Mrs Claus are

coming to the Pool!


Check Kernes Adaptive Aquatics on Facebook to track their arrival from the North Pole. Join us for cookies and candy canes. Everyone is welcome!




Kernes Pool deeply appreciates the contributions of these donors for their commitment to our future through their legacy gifts. We are proud to honor their memory through our work.

The Anna J. Davis Revocable Trust

The Dorothy Albee Living Trust

The Frederick W. and Leila Crakes Grothem Revocable Trust


Kernes Pool in the News:

Monterey Herald ~ November 29, 2017

Our Newsletters:

LifeSaver Newsletter ~ Fall



This website made possible in part through a grant from the

Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Website & Video developed by Current Wave Media.