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swallow dive

a type of dive in which the diver arches back while in the air, keeping his legs straight and together and his arms oustretched, finally entering the water headfirst
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Last gasp heroics from Ruan Pienaar have masked over the deficiencies in their play and a repeat of the missed tackles against Scarlets last weekend will probably result in a swallow-dive or two from Ashton.
ENGLAND wing Chris Ashton last night admitted his late father, Kevin, would disapprove of his trademark swallow-dive - but even that might not be enough to stop him doing it again.
HERE'S more proof that the used market is continuing its gentle swallow-dive.
ENGLAND wing Chris Ashton tonight admitted his late father, Kevin, would disapprove of his trademark swallow-dive -but even that might not be enough to stop him doing it again.
Second-hand prices will carry on collapsing, factories will close, more dealers will go into liquidation and supercars like the Lamborghini Gallardo will continue their swallow-dive towards worthless irrelevance.
And Ronaldo added insult to the injury he had caused the game as he maintained that he should have had a penalty when he nudged Willy Sagnol on the way to beginning a swallow-dive when Luis Figo's cross gave him a decent chance to score.
The Finland international spurned his usual swallow-dive celebration to cup a hand to his ears at the home supporters.
A spokesman for Humber Coastguard said: "He had come out of the Deep nightclub on the promenade and decided to swallow-dive into the sea but didn't realise the tide was out.
But I reckon the most compelling reason for the people-carrier's swallow-dive from grace is the image thing.
ZINEDINE ZIDANE (FRANCE v Italy): Great player, but did you see that swallow-dive in last Friday's quarter-final which earned Giuseppe Bergomi a booking?