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No, you can only take a swift action on your turn. A swift action can be taken at any time a free action could be taken. A free action is an action. Unless something says otherwise, actions can only be taken on your turn. Neither the rules for swift actions nor free actions add an exception that lets them be taken out of turn. Therefore, we can conclude ...
Assuming that a swift action can be taken any time you could take a free action, we must determine when you can take a free action. As the PRD suggests, speaking is a non-standard free action: In general, speaking is a free action that you can perform even when it isn't your turn. From this, we can assume that a free action, and thus also a swift ...
Swift actions, like Free actions, take place during your turn, and cannot be taken outside your turn. Immediate actions take place outside your turn, and use up your next turn’s Swift action. So no, you must activate that bonus on your turn in order to have it for the round, you cannot try to activate it just when you need to.
From the SRD (italics mine) Making an Attack of Opportunity An attack of opportunity is a single melee attack, and a character can only make one per round. The character does not have to make an attack of opportunity if the character doesn't want to. The character makes the attack of opportunity at the character's normal base attack bonus. An ...
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