Jazmin Carlin insists she left plenty in the pool after securing her place in the 400m freestyle final on the opening morning of the World Championships.
The 22-year-old touched home in 4:04.85minutes to win her heat and place third fastest overall heading into the evening’s final at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi.
But Carlin, who will also compete in the 800m and 1500m freestyles in Spain, claims there is more to come from her following her opening outing.
“I always struggle in the morning, but you always want to put in a good heat swim especially when you’re in one of the first,” said Carlin.
“I wanted to have a strong race and it felt good, it’s just about looking forward to being in the final now.
“The 1500m is next and the 800m is on Friday so it’s quite a busy programme, but I’ve been working with my coach and making sure I get the right recovery. “It’s about taking it one step at a time and doing enough to get into finals.”
Meanwhile James Guy made his way through to the final of the men’s 400m freestyle after touching home in a new personal best time of 3:47.86.
But fellow Brit Robbie Renwick fell just short after finishing ninth overall, 0.13 shy of Guy, and will now turn his attentions to his favoured 200m event.
“I know I messed up, the 400m is always a little tough for me, the last 50m always hurts,” said Renwick.
“It was a bit slower than I was at the trials, but I always feel as though the 200m is my main event so I can’t be too disappointed.”
Elsewhere, Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson and Ross Murdoch safely made their way through to the semi-finals of the men’s 100m breaststroke.
Jemma Lowe secure her place in the women’s 100m butterfly semi-finals after finishing ninth overall with a time of 58.38seconds.
And Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Sophie Allen also booked a swim in the medley final – clocking 2:11.64 and 2:12.31 respectively.
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