Nicholas Nevid

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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 Auburn University; for one year with the Las Vegas Gold team, led by Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines; for two years with the Columbus Aquatic Club in Columbus, Georgia; and 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[edit]

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: