|Reunion at the Starting Block!|
|Rōmaji||Saikai no Sutaatingu Burokku!|
|Air Date||July 3, 2013|
|Animation Director||Futoshi Nishiya|
|← N/A||Episode 2 →|
Reunion at the Starting Block! (再会のスターティングブロック！ Saikai no Sutaatingu Burokku!) is the first episode of season one of the Free! anime. It aired on July 3, 2013.
Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana had spent their school life idly until Nagisa Hazuki from their junior swimming club appeared. They decide to try to dig a time capsule that was buried in the backyard of the club that had collapsed, but at the end, they reunited with a friend who had gone to study abroad. 
List of characters in order of appearance:
- A preview of the episode was aired in an official event in Marunouchi Piccadilly 3, Tokyo on June 26, 2013.
- Prior to Free!'s English dub release by Crunchyroll the episode was called 'Starting Block of Reunions!' in English