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Iwatobi High School
Iwatobi High School
Location Information
Kanji 岩鳶高校
Rōmaji Iwatobi Kōkō
Location Iwatobi Town
First Appearance Episode 1


Iwatobi High School (岩鳶高校 Iwatobi Kōkō) is a high school attended by most of the main characters of the anime series Free!.

School Members/Students

Teachers

1st-year Students

3rd-year Students

Graduated Students

Classes

Class 3-1

Class 3-1 was the class that both Haruka and Makoto are part of. The homeroom teacher of class 3-1 was Miho Amakata. At the beginning of the series, in season one, the class was known as class 2-1.

Uniforms

Boys

The school's usual uniform for boys consists of light brown trousers, a white shirt with a necktie colored in the year's groups respective color (red, green, or blue), dark gray blazer and shoes of boys' own choice. During the spring and summer, school's summer uniform for boys consists of gray trousers, a white shirt with a dark gray collar, a dotted necktie colored in the years' respective color (red, green, or blue) and shoes of boys' own choice.

Girls

The school's usual uniform for girls consists of a light brown skirt, a white shirt with a bow tie colored in the years' respective color (red, green, or blue), dark gray blazer, socks, and shoes of girls' own choice. During the spring and summer, school's summer uniform for girls consists of a gray skirt, a white shirt with a dark gray collar, a dotted bow tie colored in the years' respective color (red, green, or blue), socks and shoes of the girls' own choice

Clubs

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The bulletin board. First row: Photo Club, Girls' Basketball Club, Art Club. Second row: Table Tennis Club, a sign asking students to obey rules about not using cell phones, Swim Club, Baseball Club.

Iwatobi High School hosts a wide variety of club activities, both sports, and culture (effectively non-sports). Students are permitted to form their own clubs as long as they can assemble four members and a faculty adviser.

Sports Clubs

Swim Club

Members of the swim club and affiliated people:


Free! swim team shirt back side

The Iwatobi Swim Club was founded by swimmers Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, and Nagisa Hazuki with Gou Matsuoka as manager and Iwatobi High School classical literature teacher Miho Amakata as faculty advisor. Rei Ryugazaki later joined as another swimmer, because the club needed four swimmers to participate in events, such as a joint practice with the Samezuka Academy swim team.[2]

Iwatobi High School would not fund the swim club until it had accomplished something, which prompted the club to train for competitions. After winning a relay and qualifying for a regional competition, the club was praised by the school and encouraged to aim for nationals.[3] At the regionals, however, the team got disqualified because Rin, a member of another swim team, took a place in the relay, which was against the rules. Were they not disqualified, they would have won the first place.[4]

The swim club, even after their amazing races during the prefectures and regionals, did not gain any new members, making the original ones feel uneasy at the thought the club might have to close after Makoto and Haruka graduate. They are seen trying to gain new members by stripping in their swimsuits during the club introduction ceremony for the first-years[5] and winning the club-versus-club relay race held during the Iwatobi High School cultural festival.[6] Despite all their efforts, the club is still low on members. Nagisa once told Rei that they should strip naked and parade around the school, which Rei declined, asking "Where did the swimsuits go?!".[7] After that, Nagisa told him they could make a club song, but when he heard that he would have to write it and sing it all by himself, Rei rejected the idea once again.[7] In the end credits, Rei and Nagisa are shown as third years performing a recruitment skit during the first-year assembly. Later at least four students join them at the pool.

In Free! -Take Your Marks- and Free!-Dive to the Future-, it has been revealed that Rei Ryugazaki has been assigned as the new captain of the club, with Nagisa as the new vice-captain, and new member Ayumu Kunikida as the new manager of the swim club, along with Gou. The swim club also managed to recruit two first-year students, Shizuru Isurugi and Romio Hayahune.

The club's mascot is Iwatobi-chan (岩 (iwa) = rock, 鳶 (tonbi) = kite), a bird with a head inside of a rock.

Track Club

Members of the swim club and affiliated people:

Rei was a member before joining the Swim Club. [8] The track club did not participate in the club-versus-club relay race.

Judo Club

Though the Judo club itself was not shown in the first season of the anime, the school uses an old banner from when the Judo club went on to regionals to congratulate the Swim Club, by replacing the word Judo with Swim.[3] Later, in season two, judo club was one of the participating clubs in the club-versus-club relay race during the Iwatobi High School cultural festival, finishing at the last place.[6]

Tennis Club

The Tennis club is one of the clubs at Iwatobi High School. They are seen participating in the club-versus-club relay race held during the Iwatobi High School cultural festival.[6]

Kendo Club

Kendo club is, alongside many others, one of the clubs that participated in the club-versus-club relay race held during the Iwatobi High School cultural festival.[6]

Basketball Club

Basketball club is one of the clubs at Iwatobi High School. It participated in the club-versus-club relay race held during the Iwatobi High School cultural festival and came in second place, the first being the swim club. A poster is also shown advertising the separate girls' basketball team.[6]

Rugby Club

The Rugby club is one of the participating clubs in the club-versus-club relay race held during the Iwatobi High School cultural festival and came in third place, the second being the basketball club and the first being the swim club.[6]

Baseball Club

Their poster promises they are aiming for Koushien and also recruiting managers. They did not participate in the club-versus-club relay race.

Table Tennis Club

They have a poster that says their games are fired up. They did not participate in the club-versus-club relay race.

Cultural Clubs

Art Club

Art Club

The art club trying to get Haruka to join them.[8]

Art club is first introduced in the second episode when Haruka, Makoto, and Nagisa were trying to make a nice poster for Iwatobi Swim Club so they can find another member to join them. So far, only four members (3 second years, 1 third year) are shown to be in this club. They all wear glasses and are fascinated by Haruka's art skills. In the third episode, their poster says that "cultural clubs are hot!!" with "now" inserted hastily, followed by "we're all waiting for you!!!"

Calligraphy Club

Chigusa Hanamura is part of this club. Gou was a prospective member until the swimming club formed. Third-year students retire after "the summer exhibition" in similar form to third-year sports club members retiring after their summer tournaments.

Photo Club

Nothing is known about the photo club beyond the poster they had on the bulletin board: "PHOTO CLUB" in English, adorned with cameras.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Episode 1
  2. Episode 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Episode 9
  4. Episode 12
  5. Episode 13
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Episode 15
  7. 7.0 7.1 Episode 14
  8. 8.0 8.1 Episode 2