Ionic 4/StencilJS swipeable tabs

I made a hacky implementation of swipeable tabs using Ionic 4 and I wonder if it is possible to make it work without the <ion-tab /> elements (they exists only to satisfy the <ion-tabs/> component and hold no usable nor visible behavior).

I tried to put the <ion-tab/> inside the <ion-slide/>, but the tabs are rendered only when the tab is active =\