Genevieve Randall and Jodie Cowie secured a top 25 finish in the Duet Technical prelims at the Kazan 2015 World Championships in Russia.
The British 17-year-olds, who are competing at their first World Champs as a Duet pair, scored 74.6512 for their routine, comprising 22.1 for execution, 22.6 for impression and 29.9512 for their performance of the required elements.
"That’s one of the best swims we’ve done so we’re really happy" - Gen Randall
Austria’s European Games silver medallists Anna-Maria Alexandri and Eirini Alexandri bagged the final qualification place in 12th on 82.3507.
This was a positive result for the Brits having improved two marks on their Duet Tech score of 72.1442 at last year’s European Championships in Berlin which saw them finish 14th.
"That’s one of the best swims we’ve done so we’re really happy,” said Randall. “We achieved lots of the corrections we were set in the warm-up and the goals we wanted to reach throughout the swim."
The girls are set to learn a new routine as they aim to reach the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through next year’s qualification competition.
And Cowie admitted both girls are looking forward to learning a routine choreographed specifically for them.
"If we swim a routine that really suits us and we can get really into it, then hopefully we can go to the Rio qualifiers and do well.”