CAITLIN McCLATCHEY admitted sticking with swimming was more than worth it after she reached the 200m freestyle final.
The 26-year-old has been close to calling it quits over the past two years as her studies at Loughborough University, plus illness and a lack of form, all came to a head.
She was equal seventh fastest in the heats and then placed sixth overall after the semi-finals, clocking a time of 1:57.33minutes as Australia's Bronte Barratt went quickest in 1:56.08.
McClatchey said: "I thought about quitting and I thought about stopping, but I just had the determination and courage to carry on."
Meanwhile Hannah Miley just made it into her second final, ranking seventh overall in the 200m medley.
Meanwhile, paddler David Florence will hope there is still more to come from him and partner Richard Hounslow after they secured their spots in the semi-finals of the C2 event.
An error-strewn first run left them in 10th place in the heats and in danger of missing out on the semis, but the duo next clocked a superb time of 101.08seconds to improve to seventh and secure their place in the next round.