swan diveswan dive
a forward dive in which the legs are held straight and together, the back is arched, and the arms are stretched out to the sides: the arms are brought forward and together just before entering the water
A forward dive performed with the legs straight together, the back arched, and the arms stretched out from the sides and then brought together over the head as the diver enters the water.
cliff diving off the 148-foot-high cliff La Quebrada
(plural swan dives)
(third-person singular simple present swan-dives, present participle swan-diving, simple past and past participle swan-dived)
- (diving) to perform a swan dive
- (figuratively) to plummet, drop rapidly