The Spanish Swimming Federation, Real Federación Española de Natación (RFEN), has published its qualifying criteria for the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Each individual event has seen its qualifying standard lowered from that which would have qualified a swimmer for the 2016 edition of the Championships in London.
In events under 400m, swimmers must meet qualifying times in both the prleims and semi-final rounds to wind up as the top 2 automatically selected to the European Championships roster. The 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyle events, as well as the 400m IM have minimum time standards for both prelims and finals, as there are no semi’s for those events. Additionally, the top 4 finishers in both the 100m and 200m freestyle races will be eligible for relay selection as long as they make the indicated marks in each phase of competition.
As with most other nations, the Technical Director has the ability to make discretionary calls to add swimmers who have not strictly complied with the criteria, but had achieved at least 1 of the 2 minimum standards.
You can read the RFEN Selection Criteria document in its entirety here, and can view a chart of 2016 vs. 2018 qualifying times here.
Below are the qualifying times as established by the RFEN: