Ross Davenport says he is happy with the way he has performed at the World Championships in Shanghai despite not making the 200m freestyle final.
The 27-year-old Belper star was 10th fastest in the semi-finals in a time of one minute 47.59 seconds and missed out on a final spot by 0.37 seconds.
The Loughborough-based City of Derby star said: "I'm reasonably pleased.
"It is a really tough event and it has moved on dramatically over the last three years."
Davenport, who was eighth fastest after the heats, added: "We're not in the position where we can relax and back off in the heats and rest for the semi-finals.
"We have to go 100%, all guns blazing, and use all the tools and all the experience just to make the semi-finals.
"It is really difficult then to return and go on again and reach the final. I would have loved to have gone faster in the semi-final and, as it turned out, it wasn't as quick as I thought it would be to make the final."