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A 29 year-old Tralee man is today en route to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.15 November 2014; Brendan O'Connell, Aquatics, Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
Brendan O’Connell is part of the Irish aquatics delegation

Sports mad Brendan already has one Special Olympics gold medal under his belt – he took the top prize in a relay race in Belfast at the 2006 Games.

While at the Games in LA, Brendan will be in the pool training three nights a week doing 90 to 100 lengths a session.

Brendan, a member of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club, is one of 88 Irish athletes heading to the World Games in LA which will be officially opened by Michelle Obama on Saturday.