Friday, September 30 2022

Eliminate the old year and immerse yourself in the new by swimming on New Years Day in the cold Atlantic Ocean.

The Atlantic General Hospital will be hosting its 28th Annual Penguin Swim Fundraiser on January 1 on the beach at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel on 91st Street in Ocean City.

Here’s what you need to know:

How to register

Individuals and teams are invited to join in the fundraiser. To register, visit The fee is $ 25. Once registered, you can start collecting donations.

T-shirts are available while supplies last for those who register. Those who collect or donate $ 100 or more will also be eligible to receive an official AGH Penguin Swim 2022 long sleeve t-shirt while supplies last.

How to register

All participants are required to register online or in person, and register on New Year’s Day or New Year’s Day to receive a wristband allowing them access to the swimming area. Online advance registration is recommended.

Pre-registration and early check-in at the Princess Royale is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on New Years Eve.

Registration and event day registration will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.


The main event is at 1 p.m. on 91st Street Beach. Between 12:30 p.m. and swimming time, there will be fun activities for the whole family: carnival games, face painting, mermaids and more. The Bull on the Beach team will march down the beach at 12:45 p.m. from 94th Street to the swimming area in front of the Princess Royale. Spectators are welcome.

All participants and spectators are required to follow all posted instructions and verbal instructions from volunteers and staff for face coverings and physical distancing before, during and after the event. The organizers ask you to stay home if you are sick out of respect for others.

Special recognition trophies will be awarded.

Can’t make it to Ocean City but still want to participate?

You can still participate in cyberspace, even if you can’t be there in person. Register online, then dive into an ice bath wherever you are and post a photo or video of your personal virtual Penguin Swim to social media using #OCPenguinSwim. Make sure your post is public so others can see it. Attendees can register for cyberning on the event website and pay an additional fee of $ 5 per attendee to cover the cost of shipping their t-shirts.

Learn more

Call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671 or visit for more information.


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