Swimming is HUGE is Asia. The future of this sprt and what suits we wear will be determined there in the coming years. Unlike here, the sport has been adopted by their popular culture artists.
Free! is a slice-of-life anime form Japan with lots of swimming, cheesecake images of shirtless boys, and a soap opera story-line about two friends becoming competitors.
There will be a sub titled version eventually put up on YouTube
From Anime News Network:
"...The anime's story revolves around Haruka when he is in high school. After years of separation, his childhood friend Rin challenges him to a swimming match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again, and also brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin come together for a story of swimming, youth, and friendship...."