Trial in Open Water!
Free! Episode 5
Episode Information
Kanji 試練のオープンウォーター!
Rōmaji Shiren no Ōpun Uōtā!
Air Date August 7, 2013
Staff Information
Director Eisaku Kawanami
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Storyboard Eisaku Kawanami
Yasuhiro Takemoto
Animation Director Kayo Hikiyama
Music Information
Opening Rage on
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Trial in Open Water! (試練のオープンウォーター! Shiren no Ōpun Uōtā!) is the fifth episode of the Free! anime series. It aired on August 7, 2013.


The club goes on the perfectural tournament training camp on the island to get each of them stronger. Rei tries to practice on his own in the open sea in the middle of the night. However, a big storm is coming his way...[1]


List of characters in order of appearance:


  • Trial in Open Water! was originally to be aired on July 30, but the channels that exhibit Free! postponed the schedule and instead it was aired on August 7.



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