Haruka is a strong and quiet person who loves water. His strength comes from his confidence in his decisions. Up until Rin beat him their swim race, Haruka never questioned his reasons for swimming.
Haruka is very protective towards his friends, especially Makoto. During the team's summer training, Makoto relived his childhood nightmare in the ocean and felt compelled to tell his team the truth about his fear when the subject was brought up. Immediately sensing Makoto's hesitation, Haruka commanded Rei to drop the question.
Haruka's attraction to water makes him a very comical person; he will swim anywhere and in anything with water (including a fish tank). His style captivates many and he has a strong fixation towards freestyle swimming.Tutorials: Commission by ~little-soka.