Mrs. Tachibana is much smaller than her husband  with long, olive green hair and droopy green eyes.  She follows a more traditional role as a Japanese woman, devoting all of her time to her family.Throughout the series, she is seen in different outfits.
Mrs. Tachibana seems to be a calm, level-headed and loving woman. She's happy that her son gets to swim with his friends, especially after they resume swimming and he appears to be excited about that.  She, along with the rest of the Tachibana family, is seen attending one of Makoto's tournaments in support of his sport. She is also briefly depicted in Free!-Timeless Medley- the Bond when Makoto is a toddler. When Makoto moves to Tokyo in order to attend university, she and her husband support him by covering tuition and housing.
Mr Tachibana - Mr and Mrs Tachibana appear to be a compatible, happily married couple.
Makoto Tachibana - Makoto and his mom have a loving relationship and he is sensitive to her needs, as seen when he sacrifices having a much-desired dog because she has allergies. He also often babysits his younger siblings at her request without complaint.
Ren Tachibana & Ran Tachibana - Ren and Ran seem to be quite dependent and close to her, clinging to her whenever they can.
Mr and Mrs Nanase - Mr and Mrs Tachibana have a friendly relationship with Mr and Mrs Nanase starting when Makoto and Haruka Nanase are very young, spending time together as families and continuing to socialize as the boys grow up, as seen when they sit beside one another at one of the swimming tournaments in which their sons are competing.
Haruka Nanase - Mrs. Tachibana takes a motherly attitude towards Haruka; preparing him nutritious meals when his parents are busy with work or whenever he is left on his own for any length of time. She trusts his judgment to the point of allowing him to assist with babysitting.
- Her English voice actor, Colleen Clinkenbeard, also voices young Makoto Tachibana, as well as Tsukushi Kurimiya.