Walhalla athlete is state swim champ

Thanks to a partnership with the Foothills YMCA, Oconee schools athletic programs have added swimming as a competition sport.  And one of the county’s top swimmers is Chelsea Burkhart, Walhalla High School Class of 2025.  The county trustees got to meet Chelsea this week, introduced to them by swimming coach Steve Burkhart, her father.  Chelsea is now a two-time swimming champ and a top performer in the 500 freestyle, a competition for fast swimmers.