With positivity levels on a high for this announcement, let’s dive into the depths of social media to see how athletes, international media and swim fans have reacted to the news.

Adam Peaty OBE |Targeting a historic double four-peat at Budapest 2022

The 28-year-old Brit is looking to retain the 50m and 100m Breaststroke titles in Budapest, to add to the titles he won in these events in 2015, 2017 and 2019. If Peaty can pull off the feat, he'd join only Katinka Hosszu in pulling off the double fourpeat in FINA World Championships history. 

Ryan Murphy | Aiming for top podium step in individual and relay events 

As a four-time Team USA Olympic gold medalist, backstroke specialist Ryan Murphy has world championship gold on his mind after earning three silvers in Budapest in 2019.

Bruno Fratus | Can the Brazilian top his bronze medal performance – and meme-worthy celebration – from Tokyo?  

There are no off days, or Carnival Festival plans in the works, for the standout freestyle from Rio de Janeiro. 

Pele wasn't consulted |Bruno with an intrepid football GIF choice for a Brazilian!


Here's what the teams, media and fans had to say about the Budapest hosting news


USA Artistic Swimming | When you're so excited you go ALL CAPS!

Coming off the USA's 36 total medals at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, the Americans sound like their stoked to go hunting for more gold, silver and bronze in Budapest. 

Sports China | Budapest breaking into the Chinese news cycle while the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games are going on

Olympic Council of Asia | The countdown to the FINA World Championships - Budapest 2022 can begin!

insidethegames' Duncan Mackay |Finding out which city Duncan has on speed dial

Alisha, aquatics fan | We couldn't agree more, Budapest made for some special Monday morning news