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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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5-4 ten to 12, 2 seven to nine, 11-4 13 to 15, 12 four to six, 100 one to three; specials: 2 Ashton swallow dive celebration, 8 North to score a brace, 14 Ashton to score hat-trick, 25 North to score hat-trick.
SCOTLAND defence guru Graham Steadman hopes arrogant England star Chris Ashton is swallowing some pride instead of doing swallow dives in Sunday's Calcutta Cup clash.
The scene is Reid's Palace, on the island of Madeira, the ocean the Atlantic, and ladies as bold as Prudence can perform that same swallow dive today.
X-Factor * ASHTON has embodied the emergence of an increasingly bold English approach and his famous swallow dive has added to his box-office appeal.
FLYING HIGH: England star Chris Ashton shows off his infamous swallow dive
England's back three of Ashton, Ben Foden and Mark Cueto are just a few of the players Steadman earmarked as capable of punishing Scotland, and Steadman hopes not to see the former Wigan rugby league ace's swallow dive celebration on Sunday.
13 CHRIS ASHTON admitted he could not resist risking the wrath of coach Martin Johnson by celebrating two of his four tries with a swallow dive as England crushed Italy 59-13 at Twickenham.
At the heart of it was fly-half Danny Cipriani, who scored 19 points, including his first try for his country which he celebrated with a typically flamboyant swallow dive.
That was nothing though to the swallow dive that Wigan's Palacios did to win his side a penalty last Sunday.
Laney continues to attract controversy and even his swallow dive for his try on Saturday caused some jeering from the Murrayfield crowd.
If he'd have hammed anything quite as unconvincing as Saturday's swallow dive on the set of a Charlie Chaplin film at Sennett Studios 60 years ago, he'd have been ordered to do a retake.