Can you elaborate on why you don't like that Rin is going back to Australia to swim there? I'm really curious.
hmm well first let me elaborate that I do understand the foundation of where that decision came from. Rin has always been a ‘free spirit’ so to speak and he enjoys challenging and pushing himself to his limits. Besides with Haruka, the place where he received the biggest challenge would ofc be within Australia (The chance to see more about his experience there was really my favorite parts in the episode) and for Rin to go back and finally overcome that wall he experienced there by becoming one of Australia’s best would be really fulfilling for himself personally.
What I’m not happy about is probably just me being nitpicky due to Free! being about ‘Friendship’. Obviously Rin’s dreams are going to take him from Japan eventually but it feels (to me) like he’s only just barely returned and healed the friendships that he had broken in the past.