swallow dive

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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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He should have been booked when he swallow-dived over a challenge from Corluka and just after half-time a thunderous goalbound volley slammed into William Gallas and knocked him over.
But as onlookers gasped he swallow-dived, narrowly missing power cables carrying 250,000 volts, before smashing into the pavement below.
And without a safety net to protect those who got so carried away at Celtic Park on May 2 one of them swallow-dived from the rear of the Jock Stein Stand into the front section, mercifully without loss of life or permanent disablement.
Michael swallow-dived on the sodden turf as if he'd knocked in the Cup final winner.
But as onlookers gasped he swallow-dived narrowly missing power cables carrying 250,000 volts, before smashing into the pavement below.