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21st Annual Penguin Swim

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - For the 21st straight year hundreds of people braved the cold ocean temperature to take part in the Annual Penguin Swim in Ocean City.  The goal is to raise money for Atlantic General Hospital.

There was no shortage of costumes at the annual event.  From penguins, to the Penguin, to the king of rock and roll.

"Well we got the costume put together because I really am Elvis and I decided I was going to dress partly as a penguin, so I put the black on, I got the white and that's what represents this whole venue," said David "Elvis" Kelly from Alexandria, Virginia.

The day was obviously about everyone having a good time, but all the fun did not overshadow the real meaning of the swim, which was helping out a local health care provider.

"We raised a little over $1,600 this year.  We've been one of the top fundraisers, some people have done really well.  People want to donate.  It's such a good cause.  Lots of friends and family and co-workers come to me saying, 'When are you collecting donations?'" said Woody German from Baltimore.

Hundreds of people traded in the winter coats for swimming trunks to take part in the event.  Hospital officials said their goal was to raise about $80,000.  Those same officials told WBOC prior to the event wrapping up that the final calculations would be well above that total.

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