Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

You could be the winner of a fabulous night in Carmel or one of nine other wonderful prizes in our 30th annual SPLASH-A-THON! We’re having a lucky Ducky Drawing to pick the winners. Click Duckie Drawing Prizes to see the rest of the fabulous prizes you could win.

Here’s how it works: For a $25 donation you make, you get a Ducky in the drawing; for each $100 you donate you get 5 Duckies!

Donations made before November 22 will be matched by an anonymous donor, doubling your

To make a donation, just click the Donate button at the top of this page. You are automatically
entered into the drawing with each donation you make.

If your Ducky is not picked, you’re still a winner! All SPLASH-A-THON donations go into the
Wendy Marie Sheppard Memorial Scholarship Fund to improve the health and quality of life
for people with disabilities.

Kernes Pool Celebrates 50 Years of Community Service and Support!

In 1973, when founder Edith Perry heated up her backyard pool to teach children with disabilities to swim, she never imagined that Kernes Adaptive Aquatics would continue to help thousands of people gain strength and mobility for 50 years. Today our beautiful ADA pool, named in honor of Edith’s mother, provides people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to swim, exercise or just relax in comforting warm water.

Please join Kernes Pool in celebrating its 50th Anniversary. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from warm water exercise, we’re here for you. You can also help children with special needs, adults with disabilities, and elders, through a one-time or monthly donation. Or keep this wonderful organization vital for 50 more years by including Kernes Adaptive Aquatics in your will. Thank you for making Kernes Pool possible, now and into the future!

Marvella Peterman, Founding Director Marvin Guillermo, Kernes Pool Architect

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

Most of us start the New Year with a resolution to live healthier lives, get more exercise, eat better, maybe even lose a little weight. Good intentions often fall by the wayside because “It’s boring or just not fun!”

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability has many resources and ideas for fun ways to stay healthy and fit. Relief from arthritis, yoga for children, controlling stress, accessible gardening, ‘deskercise’, easy recipes, and many other great ideas and information are available at

And don’t forget, gentle movement in the 92o Kernes Pool is great exercise.

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.