Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Pool Is Open!!

We’re so excited to welcome back friends and family, old and new. For 50 years, you’ve been saying that Kernes Pool is warm, relaxing, welcoming, invigorating, refreshing, friendly, rejuvenating, nurturing, soothing, and FUN! It still is! Call 831-372-1240 to start your sessions.
Thanks to the City of Monterey the flooring around the pool has been replaced with soft tiles, and the parking area, walkways and patio are all new concrete. We also resurfaced the inside of the pool and painted and landscaped the facility.What’s not new? Our welcoming and caring staff!
Kernes Pool follows the most up-to-date CDC guidelines and safety protocols.


The SPLASH-A-THON is the Kernes Pool annual fundraiser. We really need your donations this year for our Wendy Marie Sheppard Scholarship Fund to benefit children with special needs! Please click the Donate button, all amounts are welcome. Everyone who donates is entered into a drawing for a basket full of French champagne and gourmet goodies.

If you’re a swimmer or paddle boarder, check out the Monterey Beach Sportsfest. This year, Sportsfest registration fees will go to Kernes Pool to keep our programs afloat.

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

Aquatherapy for spinal cord injuries

An important rehabilitation technique used widely with spinal cord injuries is aquatherapy. See SCI Progress for more details.

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.