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Atlantic General Hospital’s 29th Annual Penguin Swim

Join Us on New Year’s Day for the 29th Annual Penguin Swim!

The 29th Annual Penguin Swim is set for Sunday, January 1, 2023 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 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.


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.

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