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Individual and teams are invited to register now

Berlin, Md. – It’s almost time for our 23rd Annual Penguin Swim to be held on New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1, 2017. Once again, the swim will be held at the Princess Royale Hotel, Oceanfront and 91st Street in Ocean City, MD. Get ready to dunk your penguin tail in the icy-cold Atlantic Ocean! Ocean City beach will be flooded with Penguins and it’s all for a good cause!

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

This year, event day registration will begin at 10:00 a.m., ending promptly at 12:30 p.m., with the main event at 1:00 p.m. The time in between will be chock full of fun activities the whole family will enjoy: carnival games, face painting, mermaids 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, Community Groups/Organizations, and 18 & under. Prizes also awarded for best costumes. All Penguins will receive an official 2017 AGH Penguin Swim short-sleeve t-shirt for their $25 registration fee. Additional incentive prizes can be earned based on individual fundraising efforts!

Individual and team participants can register now to start collecting donations. For more information, to view this year’s shirts and prizes, or to register, visit or text PENGUIN to 51555. Find the event on Facebook at or call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671.

The Details:

23rd Annual AGH Penguin Swim

Princess Royale Hotel

91st Street Oceanfront

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration and Check In – Premier Lobby (lower level)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 – 2:00 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.

Thank You to this year’s Event Sponsors:

“The Emperor Penguin” and Legacy Sponsor – Bull on the Beach for 23 consecutive years as Title Sponsor

Glacier Sponsors – Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary, D3Corp, Princess Royale

Iceberg Sponsors – Direct Media USA

Igloo Sponsors – Above Aerial, Chris Parypa Photography, Clear Channel Outdoor, Dough Roller Restaurants

Icicle Sponsors – Coffee Beanery 94th Street, The Kite Loft, La Quinta Inn & Suites – Ocean City, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Wilmington University

Snowflake Sponsors – Burley Oak Brewing, Chick-fil-A West Ocean City, OC Massage, Ocean City Parrothead Club, Old Pro Golf, Planet Maze

Special Thanks to our Carnival Games and Prizes Sponsors:

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks, Bluewater Development, Funcade and Sportland

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