Hyatt hosts Annual ‘Santa Swim’ Saturday

Submitted to Dorchester Banner
The water is chilly, but not too cold for brave souls raising money for families in need.

CAMBRIDGE — Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a waterfront resort located on Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore, will host the 2019 “Santa Swim” to benefit the Care and Share Fund, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds for individuals and families in need in Dorchester County. Local community members and companies will make donations to take part in the annual event where they will take a swim in chilled waters of the Choptank River.

“We are very excited to host the ‘Santa Swim’ in order to give back to our local community,” said Brianna Guzman, marketing manager at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “The event will not only provide an unforgettable and adrenaline-inducing holiday experience, but also a fun way for our guests and local residents to support such a great organization as the Care and Share Fund.”

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their North Pole helpers will be on-site to pass out towels to each participant. Following the plunge, the resort will provide a “Survivor’s Celebration” with refreshments including hot beverages, chili, and snacks prepared by the resort’s culinary team.

For those wanting to give back to the Care and Share Fund without braving the chilly waters of the Choptank River, the resort will also provide the “Hot Tub Club.” People who make a monetary donation to the organization will be able to enjoy one of the resort’s relaxing hot tubs throughout the event.

The “Santa Swim” will take place on Dec. 14 with on-site registration taking place at 9:15 a.m. where each participant will receive a Santa hat. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will lead the participants to the dock at 10 a.m. For more information on Care and Share Fund, please visit

For more information or to book a holiday stay at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, please visit or call 410-901-1234.

Situated on 342 acres on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina provides 400 guestrooms, and more than 37,000 square feet of indoor function space complemented by more than 85,000 square feet of flexible outdoor event areas and terraces. Amenities include 18 holes of pristine golf running along the Choptank River at the River Marsh Golf Club, the full-service Sago Spa & Salon, and a 150-slip marina with both fixed and floating docks. The resort provides several water sports and activities including kayak, paddleboard, jet ski, powerboat, and catamaran rentals.

The resort features dining options including the Blue Point Provision Company, Water’s Edge Grill, Bay Country Market, Dock’s Poolside, Michener’s Library, Eagle’s Nest Bar & Grille, and the Off the Rook waterfront bar.