Thanks for that explanation, Ron. I didn't read your post carefully enough to realize you were talking about washing. I thought it was about development agitation.
The method I use to wash film is with an upright dedicated film washer, where the reels are stacked on top of each other, just like in a developing tank. Extra air is introduced to the wash water, which causes a type of turbulent water flow. No air bubbles accumulate on the film surface in this washer, but I imagine that with plain running water it might.