Haruka Nanase has a love for water and a passion for swimming. In elementary school, he competed in and won a relay race with his three friends Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana. After claiming victory at the tournament, the four friends went their separate ways. Years later, they reunite as high school students; however, Rin couldn’t care less about returning to the way things used to be. Not only does he attend a different school, but the sole thing important to him is proving that he is a better swimmer than Haruka.
After the bitter reunion, Haruka, Nagisa, and Makoto decide to form the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, but they will need a fourth member if they hope to take part in the upcoming tournament. Enter Rei Ryuugazaki, a former member of the track team whom Nagisa recruits. As the time to compete draws near, the four develop a close bond while training intensely to come out on top and settle things between Haruka and Rin once and for all
Episodes: (Iwatobi Swim Club + Eternal Summer + Dive to the Future)
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2013 to Sep 26, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Iwatobi High School Swimming Club, Asahi Broadcasting
Licensors: Funimation, Discotek Media, Crunchyroll
Studios: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Sports, Drama, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older