Parker was born and raised in New Jersey where he attended Delbarton high school. At Delbarton, Parker was a part of the swim, cross country and track team. He was named his school’s MVP for the swim team along with being named All Morris County during his senior year. At Duke, Parker is a part of the distance group where he trains for the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 and mile.
Parker was a part of Berkeley Aquatic Club where he placed third in the mile at the Central Zone Sectionals his senior year of high school.
Parker is a part of Pratt School of Engineering at Duke.