Four boys named Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary school and later parted ways. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Not wanting to be defeated so easily, Haruka gathers Makoto and Nagisa and a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.
After the bitter reunion, Haruka, Nagisa, and Makoto plan to form the Iwatobi highschool Swim Club, but they’re going to need a fourth member if they hope to require part within the upcoming tournament. Enter Rei Ryuugazaki, a former member of the track team whom Nagisa recruits. because the time to compete draws near, the four develop an in depth bond while training intensely to return out on top and settle things between Haruka and Rin once and for all.
The film High Speed! Free! Starting Days, released in December 2015, depicts events from volume 2 of the series’ prequel light novel, High Speed! A film trilogy was released in 2017 with the first two films being compilations of both seasons of the anime series titled, Free! Timeless Medley – the Bond and Free!