Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Pool’s SPLASH-A-THON

Each October for 30 years, the Kernes Pool Splash-a-thon fundraiser has made warm water
exercise programs accessible for people with disabilities regardless of income or duration of need. Although we won’t be gathering together this year for our annual BBQ, please celebrate the Splash-a-thon tradition with us by contributing to the Wendy Marie Sheppard Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your gift can be made in honor or memory of a loved one or to benefit children, veterans, or others close to your heart. Please click the Donate button above and be sure to tell us if you have a special request.

As an extra ‘Thank You’, your donation will be entered in a drawing to win an overnight stay at the beautiful Normandy Inn in Carmel-by-the Sea and dinner at a local restaurant. Thank you for helping Kernes Pool and the people who rely on us.

Calling All Swimmers! The Monterey Beach Sportsfest Benefits Kernes Pool This Year

Swimmers are invited to compete in the popular Monterey Beach Sportsfest through October 31 to benefit Kernes Pool’s Wendy Marie Sheppard Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year’s swim meet is virtual, with events for all ages and abilities. Swim the event at your convenience at your favorite pool, river or ocean and post your results to Event winners receive Monterey Beach SportsFest Award Ribbons. One-of-a-kind event T-shirts are also available for $15.

Registration is easy. Go to or open the QR code and choose your event. There’s even a Splash-a-thon category where your friends and family can support Kernes Pool by sponsoring you in any lap, time or distance. Tell your swim buddies and dive into some fun to help Kernes Pool!

For people with a Spinal Cord Injury

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has provided Kernes Pool with a generous grant to provide free one-to-one adaptive aquatic exercise for people with spinal cord injuries. To begin your program, complete the Enrollment and Health Care Referral Forms. For more information, call 831 372 1240 or email

Feel Good
Be Healthy
Have Fun!

You will be amazed how gentle, warm water exercise relieves pain and helps you build strength.

It’s easy to get started in your own personalized program in our beautiful 92˚ indoor pool.

From your first visit, you will be glad you did.

Info Corner

Join us at Night Market 831 on October 7th

Kernes Pool will have a booth at this festive event at the Sand City Art Park at 525 Ortiz Ave from 5 – 9pm. Night Market 831 is a place for friends and families to come together to sip, savor, socialize, dance, shop and explore. Visit our fun ducky raffle for some great prizes.

Thank You!

Heartfelt thanks to all of the foundations, businesses, individuals, and public agencies, our Life Savers, who support Kernes’ work. We couldn’t do it without you.