Lowe is aiming high
They say patience is a virtue and Jemma Lowe admits she has it in abundance in her pursuit of a major international title.
The Commonwealth bronze medallist missed out on the silverware after reaching the final of both the 100m and 200m Butterfly at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai.
Going into a final ranked number one doesn't happen often but if it were to happen again I would have had the practice of experiencing it before.
But having clocked personal bests in both events during the season, Lowe remains optimistic about the future.
"I am really pleased with my results this year especially as I didn't know what to expect after changing my programme from Florida to Swansea," said Lowe.
"In such short space of time I have managed to swim a new personal best which I hadn't done for about three years since the last Olympics.
"I made two world finals in China which was a pretty good achievement as there is such big depth at the moment and people were missing out on finals by hundredths of a second.
"I obviously wanted to make finals at the World Championships but you always end up wanting that little bit more and to reach higher than what you were aiming for.
"And going into a final ranked number one doesn't happen very often but if that were to happen again I would have had the practice of experiencing it before.
"I always try my best and I have always been up there with the top dogs in the world - I just haven't managed to get it exactly right on the day yet but I am patient and I know it will come."