LOWTHER Hall grade 6 pupil Annie Cox has a quirky story she can share for the rest of her life.
The proud Victorian and up-and-coming swimming star recently won a silver medal swimming for Tasmania.
Representing Victoria and Lowther Hall at the recent national school swimming championships at Sydney's Olympic Park Centre, Annie's Tasmanian rivals asked her to swim the breaststroke leg of the medley relay.
The Tasmanian team was a swimmer down and Annie had already met her commitments for Victoria.
Once Swimming Australia sanctioned the move, Annie donned the green cap for Tassie.
Incredibly the Tassie underdogs, with Annie's help, stormed home in second place pipping her Victorian teammates
To complete the fairytale, Annie even swam a personal best.
Her chuffed father Glen said it was a particularly pleasing result for Annie's grandparents on her mother's side, who hail from Tasmania.
Annie says she has hung her silver medal with other trophies on her bedroom bookshelf.
"It was a little awkward as I usually swim for Victoria, but I was happy to get it," she said of her extra medal.