Two-way control for ion-slides

Is there a way that allows two-way control of slides in ionic 2 using the <ion-slides> component?
Using swiper.js (from idangeros) the implementation looks like this e.g. … However, I’m hoping we can do this with <ion-slides>

<!-- Swiper -->
<div class="swiper-container gallery-top">
    <div class="swiper-wrapper">Slides..</div>
<div class="swiper-container gallery-thumbs">
    <div class="swiper-wrapper">thumbnails..</div>

<!-- Initialize Swiper -->
var galleryTop = new Swiper('.gallery-top', {
    nextButton: '.swiper-button-next',
    prevButton: '.swiper-button-prev'
var galleryThumbs = new Swiper('.gallery-thumbs', {
    centeredSlides: true,
    slidesPerView: 'auto',
    touchRatio: 0.2,
    slideToClickedSlide: true
galleryTop.params.control = galleryThumbs;
galleryThumbs.params.control = galleryTop;



I’m looking for the same answer !
Is there a way to replicate the swiper thumbs gallery of Idangeros with ionic 2 ion-slides?