I think one of my fave parts of zankyou no terror was when all those girls asked nine for his email address and he said he didn´t have a phone but then his phone rang in front of all of them
There seems to be a bit of confusion about what the last few minutes of Free! showed so I thought I would try to clarify.
So the first and the main time skip happened at 18:16, straight after the relay. The relay and the National Tournament happened end of August. As I explained here, we know this because the Obon Festival happens on the 15th of August and we were told in Episode 11 that the tournament was roughly a week from the festival. So the time skip covered a period of seven months to end of March.