Rin’s focused on his goal and will do what’s necessary to achieve it.
What They Say:
Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water – loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa attended the same swimming class together. Time passed, and as Haruka was living an uneventful high school life, he suddenly encountered Rin again. Rin challenged Haruka to a race and showed him how much stronger he had become. Soon enough, Makoto and Nagisa also rejoined the group, and along with a new classmate, Ryugazaki Rei, they established the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The fun of Free continue swit ha new episode as we get things starting off with what we really want. More swimming. This gets us going at Rin’s school where we see that some of those there are having a good bit of fun while practicing and doing their best and we get the reinforcement that Rin is a pretty decent captain. While he could go and chew people out for having fun while practicing and not taking things completely seriously, he just acknowledges that they have potential and that it will be drawn out over time. Which is why it’s amusing that back at Iwatobi, we see Gou chastising the four guys over the way that they’re not doing as good as they should be, from exercise to diet and all things mental inbetween.