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20th Annual Penguin Swim Makes a Splash in Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- A stampede of people jumped into the icy Atlantic water for the 20th Annual Penguin Swim in Ocean City.

"It's for a good cause," said Dave Kelly, of Alexandria. "Don't believe what your momma said, you will not get pneumonia from it." But your momma would have at least told you to cover up, if you decided to take the big plunge. Some swimmers wore regular bathing suits, while others got a bit more creative. Elvis was on hand, so was Tigger; Vikings, and a girl who was 99% sure she was an unicorn. But behind all the creativity and crazy behavior was a goal: raising money for the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation.

"All of the proceeds are going to Atlantic General Hospital," said event organizer Donna Pellinger.

Those who turned out for the 20th Annual Penguin Swim have certainly opened the New Year with a big splash.

"It's one of those things, where you run as fast as you can towards the water and the closer you get, the slower you run because you realize what you are going to do," said Woody German, of Baltimore.

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