Sunday, January 1, 2012

PENGUIN SWIM - OC Maryland 2012

Today was the 18th annual PENGUIN SWIM in Ocean City Maryland.  This fund raising event is held every year rain, shine, snow or whatever else mother nature throws our way.

The event raises money for the not for profit Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin Maryland.  You can view more information by visiting this link  PENGUIN SWIM . Celebrate New Year's Day by "Getting wet for a good cause." Everyone looks forward to this annual dip into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit local hospital Atlantic General. Registration at 11:30 a.m.; swim at 1 p.m. Incentive prizes begin with $25 donation at registration.

It is held at 91st street and the ocean in front of the Princess Royale Hotel.  They even open their hot tubs and indoor swimming pools to the "penguins" after their ocean dip. 

Even though I am not brave enough to jump into the surf, it is a lot of fun to go and people watch. 

We saw Elvis -

and Superman -

Fireman guy -

A beer bottle guy -

and an angry bull guy -

Of course there were a lot of regular "people" there too.

My youngest boys just enjoyed the chance to play in the sand and build the first sand castles of the new year.

It was a lot of fun for everyone and it is something that will become a yearly tradition in this family! 

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