no, that word order doesn't work.
Yeah, the Google translation of "几点游泳比赛开始" is interesting: "Some swimming competitions started".
Could a native speaker confirm that moving 几点 to the beginning changes the meaning that way?
What is the pinyin for this sentence?
Why is the time not at the beginning of the sentence?
because here 几点 is not "time" is "what time is it" so it should be, subject "what time is it" verb