Rin made Ai captain. That is soimportant and let me tell you why- Ai’s never been the fastest, the strongest or the best, he’s not the club’s ace or fast rising star, and he knows this. Knows that he has to work double as hard, train twice as much and swim that much more compared to everyone else to even keep up, but that’s okay. He’s passionate and incredibly driven to succeed, and with Rin as his inspiration and a little help from Sousuke, + support and encouragement from Momo he’ll get there in the end for sure, I know he will. And so does the rest of the Samezuka team, you better believe they all adore and respect their Captain Nitori, because they’ve seen first hand how hard he worked and how that payed off. How pushing yourself and working hard to pursue your own unending dream can pave the way to success, to create that ultimate team. I’m so proud of Ai, and so proud of Rin, and the two of them will forever hold a special place in my heart. PEACE OUT.