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They look like keratosis pilaris related rash --inflamed.
Excess keratin deposition in the sweat glands causes this rash.
Over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% ointment can be tried meanwhile 3 times daily for 10 days to control inflammation.
You should use Benzoyl peroxide 5% cream daily over the areas to unclog the pores.
Yes safe to swim.