Patel swam for all four years at Orcutt Academy High School. He earned many awards including MVP Swimmer in 2017 and 2018, Most Improved in 2015, All-League in 2016 through 2018, Scholar-Athlete in 2015 through 2018, National Qualifier in 2018 and Principal’s List in 2015 through 2018. Patel holds records at Orcutt Academy for the 200-meter relay, 200-meter free relay and the 400-meter relay. His major is physiology and he plans to go to medical school. Patel graduated high school with a 4.50 GPA and was a national-level swimmer.