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Atlantic General Hospital’s 30th Annual Penguin Swim

We invite you to join us as for the 30th Annual Penguin Swim on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2024!

Once again, the swim will be held at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel at 91st Street in Ocean City, Maryland.

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 AGH provide the excellent quality care on which our community depends.

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 AGH’s mission to provide a coordinated care system with access to quality care, personalized service and education to improve individual and community health.

Event day check-in and registration runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The swim will take place at 12:00 p.m. on the beach. ALL participants MUST register either online or in-person AND check-in to receive a wristband to gain access to the Swim Area!

We offer a special invitation to all participants to come to the advance check-in and registration at the Princess Royale from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The registration fee is $30 per participant for those who register online on or before December 30th. The registration fee is $35 per participant for those who register online or in person on December 31st and January 1st.

All participants who register on or before December 10th will receive an official 2024 Penguin Swim short-sleeve t-shirt. Shirts for participants who register after December 10th will be available while supplies last. Additionally, participants who raise or donate $100 or more are also eligible to receive an official 2024 Penguin Swim long-sleeve t-shirt while supplies last.

Register online at AGHPENGUINSWIM.ORG. 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!

Event Schedule

New Year’s Eve at The Princess Royale
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Pre-Registration and Advance Check-in
Avoid long lines at the event! Wristbands and Shirts can be picked up early!

New Year’s Day at The Princess Royale
9:00 am – Registration and Check-in BEGINS
11:30 am – Registration and Check-in ENDS
12:00 pm – The Swim!

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 $10.00 fee per participant to register for the Cyber Swim to cover the cost of mailing shirts and wristbands.

Become a Penguin Swim Sponsor!

We invite you to become a sponsor of the 30th Annual Penguin Swim. The Penguin Swim has grown exponentially with 1,000+ participants, and has tremendous reach via social media.

Sponsorship benefits are many! All sponsors are recognized on our event website, AGH’s Facebook pages, on a sponsor banner at the event, in all press and social media up to and following the event, and in the annual donor recognition edition of our care.together magazine.

Also, all sponsorships include ads in our Event Program that will be distributed to all participants and spectators.

To learn more about how to become a Penguin Swim sponsor, contact the Foundation office at 410-641-9671 or penguinswim@atlanticgeneral.org, or visit www.aghpenguinswim.org. All proceeds benefit Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. AGH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions to the Penguin Swim are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The upcoming Penguin Swim promises to be filled with fun and excitement! We truly appreciate the generosity of all of our sponsors. With your support, this year’s Penguin Swim will be a tremendous success!


Jan 01 2024


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 01 2024
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Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States, Maryland
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