|Trial in Open Water!|
|Rōmaji||Shiren no Oopun Uootaa!|
|Air Date||August 7, 2013|
|Storyboard|| Eisaku Kawanami|
|Animation Director||Kayo Hikiyama|
|← Episode 4||Episode 6 →|
Trial in Open Water! (試練のオープンウォーター！ Shiren no Oopun Uootaa!) is the fifth episode of the Free! anime series. It aired on August 7, 2013.
The club goes on the prefectural tournament training camp on the island to get each of them stronger. Rei Ryugazaki tries to practice on his own in the open sea in the middle of the night. However, a big storm is coming his way...
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.
- Albeit briefly, this is the only episode in the entire series that Gou is seen in a swimsuit.