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Join Us On New Year’s Day

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Join Us on New Year’s Day for the 28th Annual Penguin Swim!

The 28th Annual Penguin Swim is set for Saturday, January 1, 2022 and will take place once again on the beach at The Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel at 91st Street & the Ocean in Ocean City, Maryland! Get ready to dunk your penguin tail in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean to support our community’s Healthcare Heroes!


The health and safety of our participants, spectators, staff, and volunteers are at the forefront of our logistics planning. All event details will be subject to change due to COVID-19 conditions and requirements at the time of the event. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Penguin Swim you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please see the Terms and Conditions for details.

  • Please follow all posted instructions and verbal directions of volunteers and staff for face coverings and physical distancing before, during, and after the event.
  • Face coverings are recommended for all participants, spectators, volunteers and staff while indoors.
  • Please be respectful of others, if you are sick please stay home.

The Registration Fee is $25.00 per Participant.

Participants who register ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 10 are eligible to receive
an official 2022 Penguin Swim Short-Sleeve T-shirt!
Shirts for participants who register AFTER DECEMBER 10 will be available while supplies last.

Participants who RAISE OR DONATE $100 OR MORE will be eligible to receive
an official 2022 AGH Penguin Swim Long-Sleeve T-Shirt while supplies last.

ALL participants MUST register either online or in-person
AND check-in to receive a wristband to gain access to the Swim Area!

Wristbands and Shirts Can Be Picked Up Early!
Come to Advance Online Check-In and In-Person Registration at the Princess Royale
from 2:00-4:00p.m. on New Year’s Eve to avoid long lines and confusion at the event.

Event Day Online Check-in and In-Person Registration BEGINS at 10:00a.m. and ENDS at 12:30p.m.

Advance Online Registration is Recommended.
Participants who need to register at the event will be required to use their own personal mobile device
to register online and pay the registration fee and make any additional donations with a credit card.
QR codes will be printed on signage with instructions for how to register and/or donate.

The Swim Will Take Place at 1:00p.m. on the Beach.

Unable to Attend? No Problem! You Can Still Participate in the Cyber Swim!
Register online then take an ice-cold dip wherever you are and post a photo or video
of your personal Penguin Swim on social media using #OCPenguinSwim.
Make sure your post is PUBLIC so we can see it! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
There is an additional $5.00 fee for participant to register for the Cyber Swim
to cover the cost of mailing shirts and wristbands.

If you are a returning Penguin from last year’s Penguin Swim,
please LOGIN first before signing up for this year’s event. Thank you!

The Penguin Swim is a fun, annual event to support our not-for-profit community hospital. Each year, hundreds of Penguins raise funds to help the hospital provide the excellent quality care our community depends on. Individual and Team fundraising efforts by Penguin Swim participants enable Atlantic General to continue to provide that care, but they can’t do it alone! Business sponsors help make the event a great success as the Penguin Swim is one of our largest fundraisers in support of Atlantic General Hospital’s mission to provide a coordinated care system with access to quality care, personalized service and education to create a healthy community. All proceeds benefit Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. AGH is a 501c3 organization, gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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