|Theoretical Dolphin Kick!|
|Rōmaji||Riron no Dorufin Kikku!|
|Air Date||July 18, 2013|
|Animation Director||Nobuaki Maruki|
|← Episode 2||Episode 4 →|
Theoretical Dolphin Kick! (理論のドルフィンキック！ Riron no Dorufin Kikku!) is the third episode of the Free! anime series. It aired on July 18, 2013.
In order to compete in the relay, the swimming club needs to recruit one more person. Nagisa tries to recruit Rei of the same class as him. Although he received a heartless reply from Rei, who is a member of the Track Club, Nagisa does not give up for some reason and continue to invite him.
List of characters in order of appearance: