Nicholas Nevid
Personal information
Born 1960
Alma mater University of Texas
Sport Swimming
Club Nashville Aquatic Club[1]

Nicholas "Nick" Nevid (born in 1960) is a retired world-champion American swimmer.[2] He is now a physiologist with a strong interest in marine biology.

Nick grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. His brother is the medal-winning triathlete Nathan "Nate" Nevid.[3][4]


Nick Nevid was a member of the University of Texas swim team[5] and the Nashville Aquatic Club.[6]

Among his most notable accomplishments as a breaststroke swimmer:

Because of the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott, he was unable to compete in the 1980 Olympics.

He coached swimming for one year at Louisiana State University.


Nick attended Brookfield Central High School (Brookfield, Wisconsin); Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tennessee); and Austin High School (Austin, Texas), from which he graduated in 1978.

He earned a B.A. degree in biology from the University of Texas in 1983.[1]

In 1993, he earned a Ph.D. degree in physiology from Louisiana State University.[12][13]

Physiology and marine biology

Dr. Nick Nevid has raised marine foodfish in offshore aquaculture cages in the Bahamas and Panama. He also developed Proaquatix,[14] which was the second largest producer of marine ornamental fish in the world.

His research includes original work on biofouling prevention.[15]

Among his publications/patents:

  • Circadian Neuroendocrine Regulation of Scale Allograft Reactions in Gulf Killifish, Fundulus Grandis
  • "Prolactin signaling through stat proteins"
  • "Base for propagating aquatic animals"
  • "Nonphotic stimuli alter a day-night rhythm of allograft rejection in gulf killifish"
  • "Timed daily administrations of hormones and antagonists of neuroendocrine receptors alter day-night rhythms of allograft rejection in the gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis"
  • "A day-night rhythm of immune activity during scale allograft rejection in the gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis."
  • "Annexin Gene Structure"
  • "Time-dependent effects of daily thermoperiods, feeding, and disturbances on scale allograft survival in the gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis"
  • "Biofouling prevention by induction heating"


  1. ^ a b Class of 2012 Committed Collegiate Swimmers.
  2. ^ Jerry Kirshenbaum (September 4, 1978). Uncle Sam's Girls Play It Again. SI Vault.
  3. ^ Nate Nevid: Auckland Triathlon, October 2012
  4. ^ Nate Nevid
  5. ^ a b Nick Nevid, All-American, University of Texas
  6. ^ Nashville Aquatic Club
  7. ^ Nick Nevid.
  8. ^ 1981 Universiade at Bucharest
  9. ^ Swimming World magazine, February 1979
  10. ^ American record-holder
  11. ^ 1981 USS Long Course Nationals
  12. ^ Nick Nevid, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1993.
  13. ^ Nicholas J. Nevid. Circadian Neuroendocrine Regulation of Scale Allograft Reactions in Gulf Killifish, Fundulus Grandis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1993.
  14. ^ Proaquatix.
  15. ^ Nicholas J. Nevid, Edward Lee Caraway, Geoffrey Swain. "Biofouling prevention by induction heating" United States Patent-Class 427/591; 219/670.