Jemma Lowe through to semi-finals of 200m Butterfly at World Championships

Swansea Performance's Jemma Lowe is interviewed after the Women's Open 200m Butterfly Final during the British Gas Swimming Championships at the Manchester Aquatic Centre, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2011. See PA story SWIMMING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Swansea Performance's Jemma Lowe is interviewed after the Women's Open 200m Butterfly Final during the British Gas Swimming Championships at the Manchester Aquatic Centre, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2011. See PA story SWIMMING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

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JEMMA Lowe has qualified for the semi-finals of the 200m Butterfly at the World Championships in Barcelona.

The Hartlepool swimmer qualified from the heats in 12th with a time of 2mins 10.21secs.

The semis take place on Wednesday evening.

It was a productive morning for British swimmers at the World Championships, with all but one proceeding out of their heats.

However, while there will be plenty of domestic representation tonight, none of it will be in the finals, with head coach Bill Furniss’ prediction of a “hellish competitive” meet being borne out - the Palau Sant Jordi has already witnessed two world records.

At 23, butterfly swimmer Lowe is a veteran of two Olympic Games in which she has reached a total of four individual and relay finals.

Lowe had missed out on the 100 metres butterfly final earlier this week by one place and just two hundredths of a second, two years after placing eighth in Shanghai.

The four-length race is her favoured event and one in which she was sixth last year in London.

However, she did not make the cut for the longer race at the Sheffield trials, instead being slotted in after qualifying over 100m.

Today she went through in 12th in two minutes 10.21 seconds - exactly three seconds behind fastest qualifier and Olympic silver medallist Mireia Belmonte Garcia.

The Swansea ITC swimmer was not too happy about her performance and knows she will have to improve tonight if she is to reach the final.

Lowe said: “It didn’t feel too great.

“I’ve been training for the 200 since the trials.

“I didn’t get nervous which I normally do and maybe that helps me.”