Open Accessibility Menu


Individual and teams are invited to register now

Berlin, Md. – It’s just two weeks from Thanksgiving, but turkey isn’t the only bird on the minds of some people in Berlin and the surrounding area. It’s penguin – or AGH Penguins to be exact.

One day of the year, the Ocean City beach is flooded with them. And it’s all for a good cause. The 22nd Annual AGH Penguin Swim will be held January 1, 2016 in front of the Princess Royale on 91st Street in Ocean City.

The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation is inviting teams to join in the fundraising. Seven teams have already registered and more are joining every day. Individuals are welcome too!

As in previous years, registration begins at 11:30, with the main event at 1. Unlike previous years, the time in between will be chock full of fun activities the whole family will enjoy: carnival games, face painting and more.

Special recognition awards will be given to Oldest and Youngest Penguins. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded to those who raise the most money in divisions for Individuals – Adults and 18 & under, and Teams – Businesses and Community Groups/Organizations. Prizes also awarded for best costumes. All Penguins will receive incentive prizes based on individual fundraising efforts.

Individual and team participants can register now to start collecting donations. The registration fee is $25 per swimmer, which includes eligibility to receive an official 2016 AGH Penguin Swim t-shirt. For more information or to register, visit Find the event on Facebook at or call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671.

The Details:

22nd Annual Penguin Swim
Princess Royale Hotel
91st Street and the Ocean

Thursday, December 31, 2015

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Pre-Registration/Advance Check-In and Prize Pick Up – Premier Lobby (lower level)

Friday, January 1, 2016

  • 11:30 a.m. - Registration and Check In – Premier Lobby (lower level)
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - Carnival games and more – Atrium
  • 12:45 p.m. - Bull on the Beach team parade down the beach
  • 1:00 p.m. - Swim
  • 1:15-2 p.m. - Awards Ceremony – Atrium

Proceeds from the event, gathered through corporate sponsorships and participant fundraising, support the strategic plans undertaken by Atlantic General Hospital to uphold their mission to improve individual and community health. Atlantic General Hospital is a 501(c) 3 organization.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit